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Why Vegetables and Fruit Help Prevent Cancer

Muslim Nutritionist on Why Vegetables and Fruits Help Prevent Cancer

Much has been made of the health effects of vegetarian diets. Various studies have confirmed that vegetarians enjoy more robust health, especially when it comes to cancer prevention. Researchers have cited many reasons why and I will share with you their diet recommendations as well as their cautioning against being strict vegetarians. What is a …

Plants in Qur'an: Date Palm - About Islam

Plants in Qur'an: Date Palm

“And tall (and stately) palm-trees, with shoots of fruit-stalks piled one over another” (Surat Qaf 50:10). From lush tropical rainforests to stark desert lands, from lofty mountain tops to shimmering seashores, we find an array of plants that scientists have estimated to be in the range of 422,000 species. The astounding diversity of the plant …

Magic of Coconut Water - About Islam

Magic of Coconut Water

This article is from the Science page’s archive;it was firstly published in an earlier date. The weather is whimsical in coastal Mombasa; the sun is biting leaving behind a very tense and humid atmosphere that makes many faces beading with sweats. But for most people, the remedy for the never-ending thirst in this Indian Ocean …

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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).

Plants of Qur'an (Part 3): Pomegranate - About Islam

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 …


Impressive Health Benefits of Apples

Islam’s holistic approach to health includes treating our bodies with respect and nourishing them with, not only faith, but also with lawful, nutritious food. A major part of living life according to the Creator’s instructions is implementing a suitable diet. Choosing wholesome food and avoiding the unwholesome is essential to good health. God says in …

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