O You who have believed, eat from the good things which we have provided for you you and be grateful to Allah if it is (indeed) him that you worship (Qura’n 2:172)
Today more than ever, in a world where healthy eating is popular, we appreciate the virtues of clean, fresh, natural foods versus processed or unhealthy foods. Eating well will help look after your physical health as well as improve and balance emotional well-being. Here, we have provided you wit ha few examples from the Qur’an and Sunnah in order to your appetite going.
The essential way to break your fast, dates can be enjoyed at any time of year or with any meal and are packed full of nutrients. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
“If anyone of you is fating, let him break has fast with dates; but if he cannot get any, then he should break his fast with water, for water is purifying.” (Abu Dawud)
In addition to providing the body with its needed energy, dates also have high levels of potassium and increase the feeling of fullness after consumption.
Sticky and sweet, honey is the perfect accompaniment in desserts, with breads or even in tea. It is also reported to have amazing health benefits, helping to eliminate and sooth colds, flu and stomach disorders.
There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing is for men. Verily, in this indeed is a sign for people who think (Qur’an 16:69)
Juicy and vibrant, pomegranate seeds are mentioned three times in the Qur’an and are thought to be effective in preventing heart disease, cancer and lowering high blood pressure. Add them to couscous, rice or slow-cooked lamb or enjoy as part of a dessert.
Sharp and delicious splashed over chips or with pickles – vinegar tastes great. Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: “The best of condiments or condiment is vinegar.” (Muslim)
Olives and Olive Oil
Olives are mentioned six times in the Qur’an. The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Eat of its oil and use it (the olives), for indeed it is from a blessed tree.” (Tirmidhi)
Allah (swt) swears by the fig in the Qur’an, and it is a fruit known for its health benefits, including aiding with digestion.