Good Health Natural Foods

Good health is a state of complete physical, mental & social well-being, and can be achieved with natural foods. Our Merciful Allah has left great clues as to what foods help what part of our body. May this information be beneficial to all of us, Insha-Allah.

Good health


Good Health is Real Wealth

Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) used and advocated different types of remedies, both natural and divine for various ailments and conditions. According to a well-known hadith the Prophet (pbuh) said, “No human fills a vessel worse than his own abdomen. A few bites are enough for man to keep his body upright, but if it is indispensable then a third for his food, a third for his drink and a third for his breath.” ( Sahih Bukhari, Muslim and Tirmidhi).

Good health is a state of complete physical, mental & social well-being, and can be achieved with natural foods

Good foods whether they are grains, vegetables, fruits or animal derivatives (meat and milk products) contain all the nutrients we need. The good foods are those that have not been processed and retain all their original nutrients. Foods like jams, fruit preserves are empty calorie foods lacking essential nutrients. Better substitutes would be fresh whole fruits. It is also suitable for those trying to lose weight.


Natural Foods are best for good health

Let us use the food pyramid to start analyzing the benefits of foods from different food groups and the conformity we find in the Holy Quran and the hadith of their use in our diets. Starting with the base level of the pyramid we have breads and cereals that have been advised by doctors and nutrition therapists to be consumed in a larger proportion of servings than other food groups. For thousands of years, cereals have formed the staple diet essential for human life. Grains, wheat and sprouts have been mentioned in the Quran numerous times. Holy Quran is very clear , and has stated at a number of places , the way to stay healthy. For example Quran (23:51) states :

Quran (23_51)

“O you messenger! Eat of the good foods which Allah has made legal (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits, etc), and do righteous deeds. Verily, I am well-acquainted with what you do”. [Quran (23:51)] Holy Quran has not only stated, how to stay healthy, the Merciful Allah has produced many foods , which greatly resemble the human organ they are basically meant to give strength. Below is a list of some such foods, along with their linking human organs, and those who understand, will tell you, that it is simply Amazing.

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