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Chocolate

Chocolate, Good and Good For You

Yes, chocolate isn’t only good for you, but research suggests that you should eat a little bit of it everyday. Now that is advice that I can easily follow. But do not race down to the supermarketand pick up any candy bar you come across. When it comes to the health benefits of chocolate, not …

Vitamin E: A Natural Gift From Allah - About Islam

Vitamin E: A Natural Gift From Allah

The Qur’an(Surat Al-A’araf7:160) recommends that we “eat of the good foods We have provided for you.” However, studies in 2001 showed that only about 25% of the general population globally eats whole foods while the other 75% subsists mostly on processed and devitalized “modern” foods (Diet and Disease, Raskin). This fact has resulted in the …

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 …

Pros & Cons of Garlic's Medicinal Properties

Pros & Cons of Garlic's Medicinal Properties

Garlic, despite its offensive odor, has remained a part of the domestic arena with properties established in traditional and holistic healing practices. Natural healers know that garlic is a powerful medicine. Recently, however, modern medicine has also studied garlic as more and more bacteria become increasingly resistant against man-made antibiotics. In their studies, scientists have …

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

Lemons are just one example of the simple bounties Allah has provided us with. Although they may just be a “customary fruit,” they contain flavanoids, which are often referred to as ‘natures biological modifiers,’ because of their ability to modify the body’s reactions to other compounds such as: allergens, viruses and carcinogens. Lemons are usually …

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 …

Parsley: Herbal Multivitamin - About Islam

Parsley: Herbal Multivitamin

“It is Allah Who made out of the things He created, some things to give you shade; of the hills He made some for your shelter; He made you garments to protect you from heat, and coats of mail to protect you from your (mutual) violence. Thus does He complete His favors on you, that …

produce Honey

Honey, Bacteria's Worst Enemy

It may not look like it sitting in that cute bear bottle, but honey is a bacteria-killing powerhouse. Bees and some related insects produce honey. They make it from the sugary secretions of plants called floral nectar, or other insects (aphid honeydew). This production process contains several steps; regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. In …



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