As Ramadan winds down this week, some Muslim food bloggers and dietitians are approaching the holy month of fasting with physical and mental health in mind.
Maryam Jillani shares some of their insights, some tailored to young Muslims with busy routines. Sarah Zaheer Shah, a Dallas doctor, takes a practical approach—relying more on processed foods to preserve energy. Others share strategies to help those who want to eat healthier.
But Chicago-based chef and food blogger Abeer Najjar, who views Ramadan as a time for reflection and mindfulness, says she considers carefully whether she’d "be posting to help other Muslims or just to capitalize on Ramadan."