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Dates Quick and Easy Recipes

By Hasnaa Hassan / 2 Jul 2013

Dates are very high in nutrition value, they provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium.

The sugar content of ripe dates is about 80%; the remainder consists of protein, fiber, and trace elements including boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.


Top 15 Ramadan drinks and dishes

By Shounaz Mekky / 26 Jul 2013

Food plays a big role in celebrating Ramadan, with specialty dishes and drinks served during the Muslim fasting month.

“Drinks like Jellab, Amar al-Deen and Tamar Hindi are essential during the holy month,” Elie Bassil, project manager at Dubai-based Lebanese restaurant Abdel Wahab, told Al Arabiya.

“Foods with sauces are favored by our visitors in Ramadan. Fasters want to refill their body’s water levels after long hours of fasting,” he added.


Obesity: Gulf states world ‘heavyweight’ contenders

By Faith Barker / 25 Jul 2013

People in the Gulf are among the fattest in the world, according to a recent U.N. report.

Kuwait fared the worst among Gulf states, with 42.8 percent of its adult population classed as obese. This puts it in the top 10 most obese countries in the world.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are not far behind, with 35.2 percent and 33.1 percent respectively.

In the United States, often scoffed at for being a nation of fat people, 31.8 percent of people are obese.


Lebanese website offers Ramadan medical advice

Source : Reuters / 17 Jul 2013

Users of the online medical portal can now access advice specifically relating to the Ramadan fast.

The Lebanese founded website, which aims to connect doctors and patients around the world, now carries a 'Question and Answer' section for Muslims, who fast from dawn to sunset during the holy month.


The prophet’s instructions on health during Sawm (fasting)

By Dr. Mohammed Rateb Nabulsi / 12 Jul 2013  

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

The Prophet’s instructions on health are nothing but Revelation:

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to start breaking his fast at sunset by eating three dates, then he used to perform maghrib salah, and after that he would eat.


Innovative mobile health clinic reaches patients in West Bank

Source : Reuters / 12 Jul 2013 

A mobile health clinic powered by solar energy has opened its doors in a West Bank village.

The first facility of its kind, funded by foreign donors in co-ordination with the Palestinian ministry of health, was set up in Walajeh village near Bethlehem.

The mobile clinic is the only health facility that the villagers are permitted as they live in the designated ‘C’ zone of the West Bank.


10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fasting

By: | 11 Jul 2013

Many people observe fasting as a religious obligation but only few know the health benefits it has. Fasting is a good practice, if properly implemented. It promotes elimination of toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar ans fat stores. It promote healthy eating habits and boost immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.


Fasting with less hunger, fatigue and thirst

By Alvin Chumari / 9 July 2013

Ramadan, a holy month for all Muslims, falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims are encouraged to practice self-restraint. This includes fasting or refraining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk.

Make it a healthy Ramadan

Fasting during Ramadan carries a high risk of dehydration as food and drink are limited to before sunrise and after sunset. Furthermore, as fasting individuals are encouraged to wake up very early to have their Suhoor (or pre-dawn meal), sleep deprivation and dehydration can lead to headaches.


Tableware color influences food flavor

Source : AFP / 2 July 2013

British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible color, according to a study Wednesday linking the tinge of tableware to food enjoyment.

Researchers from the University of Oxford contributed data to the growing body of evidence that the color, size, weight and shape of eating utensils, cups and plates have a big influence on what people taste.


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