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Honey

Wherein is Healing For Men

Remember that old saying: an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, how about this one: keep your lives sunny by taking some honey!

Fasting

Fasting Diet Improves Your Mood, Sex and Sleep

A study on the fasting diet found many benefits. Cutting calories is nobody’s idea of a fun time. But the perks of fasting go far beyond a leaner body, finds a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. People who ate a lot less for two years found they had brighter days and more satisfying nights.

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Nutrition Facts of Beloved Oranges

The word ‘orange’ comes from the Sanskrit ‘narang,’ which in turn comes from the Tamil word ‘naru’… meaning fragrant (Reid, p.1), and it has been said that the scent of oranges alone can relieve stress and tension (Lawless, pg. 69).

Miracle Foods

Miracle Foods from Allah: Where Are They?

The Qur’an Surat Al-A’raf 7: 160 says, “Eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” The question may arise: If Allah has provided us with so many good foods, why are so many people starving and many more suffering from malnutrition? The answer may lie in our ignorance of the abundance that has been sent …

Plants of Qur'an (Part 3): Pomegranate

The pomegranate (ar-Rumman in Arabic), is mentioned thrice in the Qur’an. In the Qur’anic verse quoted to the right, pomegranates are mentioned as one of the fruits that will be found in paradise. This article, the third and final part of a series on Plants in the Qur’an, will discuss the characteristics of this red …

Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

The model of weight gain that most people are familiar with has to do with consuming too many calories. You hear it all the time, “don’t eat that or you’ll get fat” or “if you don’t exercise, you’re going to gain weight.” The foods we eat or lack of exercise are most commonly associated with …

Eating Disorders Breaking Cultural Boundaries

It is believed that the phenomenon of eating disorders only occurs in industrialized, wealthy Western societies. Desiring a youthful body to adorn fashionable clothes that don’t include a fuller figure is the ticket of acceptance, health, success, happiness and availability. However, increasing awareness has exploded the myth that it is a disease of the rich showing …

Beating that Bulging Belly

Remember the time you looked in the mirror while brushing your teeth and realized that your belly was jiggling unusually? That was probably the first time you noticed that your belly was starting to bulge a little, or a lot. That was, and usually is, also the time when you decided that you need to …

Decode What You Eat: Measure Your Food Energy

As mentioned in Sahih Muslim, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “A strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, but there is good in both” He was talking in terms of faith and character, but also indicating that physical strength, optimum health, and fitness are similarly desirable for a good Muslim, …

Nutritional Blessings

Nutritional Blessings from Our Prophet

Modern Muslims often turn to books and magazines to find out what foods will make them healthy. However, the Qur’an and Hadith have provided many ideas of foods that we can include in our ideal diets. The Qur’an mentions many fruits and vegetables as well as meat, milk and many spices among the foods Muslims …



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