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Healthy Eating for Beginners

Category: Healthy Eating

The foods you eat have big effects on your health and quality of life.

Although eating healthy can be fairly simple, the rise in popular “diets” and dieting trends has caused confusion.

In fact, these trends often distract from the basic nutrition...

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Exotic Herbs in Prophetic Hadith (Part 1/2)

Category: Healthy Eating

"For every malady Allah created, He also created its cure (and he who) acquires such knowledge shall benefit from it and one who ignores it will forgo such benefit." (Sahih Bukhari).

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Prophetic Medicine: What about sugar?

Category: Healthy Eating

According to a tradition, the Messenger of Allah referred to the Spring of Eternal Life as sweeter than sugar. [1] In another tradition, the Prophet is reported to have said: Eat sugar cane (qasab al-sukkar). It helps the one who is full to digest, and it fills the one who is hungry.” [2]

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GMO Facts from the Non-GMO Project

Category: GMOs

What are GMOs? Are they safe? How common are they? What are the impacts of GMOs on the environment? Get the facts on the GMO (genetically modified organisms) from the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

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The Health Benefits of Dates

Category: Healthy Eating

The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia,  sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are good for gaining weight also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium,...

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Consequences of Eating Unlawful Meat

Category: Halal

Abstaining from haram meat & food is one of the utmost important facets in the life of a Muslim and there are great spiritual side effects that emanate from eating haram foods; therefore, great care and precaution should be taken to eat only truly halal foods. The degeneration of the Ummah is largely contributed to indifference in earning...

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GM Foods More Dangerous for Children Than Adults

Category: GMOs

Changes in nutrition have a greater impact on the structure and functioning of young, fast-growing bodies.  More of the food is converted to build organs and tissues, whereas adults convert more to energy and store this as fat.  The UK Royal Society said that genetic modification “could lead to unpredicted harmful changes in the nutritional...

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Food and Eating Habits According to the Sunnah

Category: Halal

The following article by Ibn Ul Qayyim (ra) contains comprehensive notes covering the most important qualities of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) in regards to food and diet. It is sufficient for the son of Aadam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going. If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food,...

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Organic in the 21st Century

Category: Organics

Support organic food and agricultural: here are 10 reasons why

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The Islamic Laws of Animal Slaughter

Category: Halal

There is a growing sense of concern today among consumers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, about the healthfulness of what they eat. Health food stores have gained a prominent status in the US, and many consumers review every last ingredient listed in a food item’s nutritional facts list to ensure that they meet their dietary standards. Muslims...

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Top 10 Most Genetically Modified Foods

Category: GMOs

Genetically modified organisms, such as plants and livestock are already found in our supermarkets. GM plants are much more common than many people realize too. Here is a list of the 10 most common GMO foods so you can be more aware while grocery shopping.

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Why Halal Food is Good for Everyone

Category: Halal

Within the Muslim community, halal is used to describe what is permissible both in food and in actions. We typically associate halal with food, as do many non-Muslims. For purposes of this article, we explore why halal food, specifically meat and poultry, is good...

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The World's Healthiest Foods

Category: Healthy Eating

126 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating. Links to the articles about these foods can be found below.  Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables,...

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Different Types of Sugar Explained

Category: Healthy Eating

Sugar is a complex issue. It provides one of the three main tastes that humans love (the others being fat and salt), is our body's most basic ingredient for the production of energy, and yet popular nutrition suggests we are supposed to avoid it if we want to be "healthy".  Sugar is typically categorized as an "anti-nutrient" - a term meaning...

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8 Healthiest Leafy Greens

Category: Healthy Eating

"Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health," says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, a culinary educator in Northern California and the author of The Veggie Queen. That's because leafy vegetables are brimming with fiber along with vitamins, minerals, and plant-based substances that may help protect you from heart...

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6 Tips for eating Halal even when you cannot find Halal Restaurants in the Destination

Category: Halal

Traveling across the state or across the world can be exciting and a chance to re-charge your internal batteries, a welcome a change of pace and scenery. Finding halal food in the sky or on the road, however, isn't always as easy. Even though the word halal is beginning to penetrate common everyday lingo across the United States and Europe,...

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20 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Category: Healthy Eating

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.

The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is...

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The Top 10 Super Foods

Category: Healthy Eating

All foods, even battered Mars bars, have some nutritional value. But there are 10 that are so beneficial to your health they are known as 'super foods'. Check them out here:

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Halal and Haram in the Quran and Hadith

Category: Halal

“O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He whom ye worship” (2:172).

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The Ruling on Meat Slaughtered in the West

Category: Halal

"During my visits to the West, and when I am being served meals on planes or in restaurants in Europe or America, I would find that I was very hesitant to eat the food, and I wanted very much to search for halal food and find that pure bite to eat in order to protect any part of my flesh from being nourished on...

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The Muslim Consumer Group

Category: Halal

According to their website, "the Muslim Consumer Group for Food Products is a non-profit, non-political and Islamic scientific organization, incorporated in 1993 as a Halal foods educational and Halal certification organization for Muslims consumers and food...

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Zabihah.com- A Comprehensive Guide to Halal Dining

Category: Halal

Zabihah.com is a great tool for all Muslims.  The comprehensive website offers location searches and reviews on various restaurants.  Reviews include whether or not the menus are full- or semi-halal and if there is a prayer area available.

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The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Category: GMOs

Scientists have been and are currently introducing genetic material into organisms to alter, create and affect changes in living plants and animals. These radical changes scientists are developing create specific, desirable traits that might never evolve naturally and in my opinion are extremely dangerous.

Collectively called...

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7 Foods That Help You Lose Weight

Category: Healthy Eating

Don't get sucked into the idea that food is your enemy when you're trying to lose weight. In fact, it's just the opposite: Befriend the right foods, and the pounds are much more likely to peel off than if you just...

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12 Foods With Super-Healing Powers

Category: Healthy Eating

As part of a healthy diet, whole foods play a significant role in helping our bodies function at their best. There are hundreds of extremely nutritious whole foods, but the dozen on this list do more than contribute healthy nutrients -- they help you heal. In fact, every food on this list boasts multiple healing effects, from fighting cancer...

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The 15 Most Powerful Healing Herbs in Your Kitchen

Category: Healthy Eating

The humble herb and spice rack in your kitchen today need not be just a decorative feature, although they look quite pleasing to the eye hanging on the wall, in both modern and old fashioned styled homes. They can in fact hold a plethora of natural healing ingredients that can also add great taste to the foods you eat every day. Of all the...

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The Dirty Dozen

Category: Organics

Whether you are on a budget and need to prioritize your organic purchases, or you would simply like to know which type of produce has the highest pesticide residues—and which do not—the following guide from the Environmental Working Group will help.

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