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Islamic Food Facts

Islamic Food FactsFriends Do Read All This And Forward it to as many friends you can to..take careMilk:The Prophet(SAW) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back,increases the brain, augments intelligence,renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.Honey:Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhoea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks and drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite,strengthening the stomach, eliminating phelgm, as a meat preservative,hair conditioner, eye salve and mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water and is also a sunnah.Olive oil: excellenent treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation of the stomach Mushroom:The Prophet(SAW) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes, it also serves as a form of birthcontrol and arrests paralysis. Grapes: The Prophet was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.Dates: The Prophet(SAW) said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth. Figs: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.Barley: Good for fever in a soup form Melon: Melon contains 1000 blessings and 1000 mercies, The prophet SAW said "None of your women who are pregnant and eat of water melon will fail to produce off spring who are good in counternanace and good in character. Pomegranate: The Prophet(SAW) said it cleanse you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days. Water: the Prophet(SAW) said the best drink in this world and the next is Water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of theliver. So praise be to our beloved Nabi(SAW) who produced us with marvellous knowledge which dazzles the wisest minds. May this information be beneficial to all of us Insha-Allah

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The Food Pyramid

Released in 1992, the food pyramid is a nutrition guide suggesting how much of each food category one should eat each day for a healthy diet.
In general terms the food guide pyramid recommends the following intake of different food groups each day

6-11 servings of grain a day such as rice, bread, cereals, and pasta;
3-5 servings a day of vegetables, especially green, leafy vegetables;
2-4 servings of fruits a day;
2-3 servings of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, or beans a day;
2-3 servings of dairy products including cheese and yogurt every other day;
occasional use of fats, oils, and sweets.

The pyramid allowed individuals to consume the foods within a certain range of servings, but in the original version released in 1992 gave no hint on how to interpret that choice.

Later on, The United States Department of Agriculture released a new version of the 1992 food pyramid called MyPyramid which gives a hint about what a serving should contain:
Grains, recommending that at least half of grains consumed be as whole grains;
Vegetables, emphasizing dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, and dry beans and peas;
Fruits, emphasizing variety and deemphasizing fruit juices;
Oils, recommending fish, nut and vegetables sources;
Milk, a category that includes other dairy products;
Meat and beans, emphasizing low-fat and lean meats such as fish as well as more beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.

That doesn’t help me too much, so I searched deeper for how much is a serving. I found out that some nutritionists have established the serving sizes for a 2000 calories/day diet.

1 bread slice
1/2 roll
5 - 6 small biscuits or 3 - 4 large biscuits
1/2 cup of cereals, rise or cooked pasta
1 medium baked potato
80 g fried potatoes
100 g smashed potato

1 fruit (apple, banana or a medium orange)
1/2 grapefruit
1 slice melon
3/4 cup of fruits juice
1/2 cup of small fruits (raspberry, blackberry, blueberry etc.)
1/2 cup of sliced fruits, cooked or form a can
1/4 cup of figs

Dry vegetables, nuts and seeds
1/2 cooked beans
6 peanuts
2 table spoons of peanut butter
1/3 cup of nuts/seeds

1/2 cup of cooked greens
1/2 cup of sliced greens
1 cup of greens (spinach, green salad)
3/4 cup of greens juice

Dairy, eggs
1 cup of milk
1 cup of soy milk
1 glass (250 ml) of yogurt
30 - 50 chees
1 egg

Oil and fats
1 tea spoon of oil
1 tea spoon of margarine
1 tea spoon of salad dressing
1 table spoon of mayonnaise

Sumber :DietMotion,Healthy diets - follow my goal.

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