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Ramadan Breath

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It’s almost Ramadan! So Ahmed brings on nutritionist and dietician Nour Zibdeh to answer all the most pressing questions about how to prep for a month of fasting, focus, and fun. Plus: Nour answers listener submitted questions, like how to avoid Ramadan breath, and whether you can eat pakoras every night for iftar. Follow Nour @Nour Zibdeh Nutrition on Facebook. Follow the show @seesomething and watch our videos at facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast. Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com. Our music is by The Kominas, follow them @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Preview

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7:52

On the new BuzzFeed podcast, Ahmed Ali Akbar will gather folks together to get personal about what it feels like to be Muslim in America right now. …

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