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Beans and Pulses for Better Health and Digestion
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Beans are packed full of essential nutrients like fiber, protein, starches and many vitamins and minerals. Pound for pound, beans contain almost as much protein as a fillet steak- at a fraction of the cost and with many more health benefits. They have been associated wi ...
Guavas Are Exceptionally High in Vitamin C
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The guava is a highly scented tropical fruit exceptionally high in vitamin C and rich in other beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals, and boasts many health benefits for the heart, digestive system and immune system. The guava belongs to the [i]myrtle[/i] family, ...
Limes Are An Excellent Immune-Boosting Food
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, April 27, 2009
Limes, like lemons are an antioxidant-rich, immunity-boosting citrus fruit. They not only enhance the flavor of foods, but contain potential anti-carcinogenic and immune system-supporting compounds that strengthen the body's natural defenses against infection and dise ...
Study Finds Women Who Breastfeed Are Less Likely To Develop Heart Attacks Or Strokes
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, April 27, 2009
This article taken from Science Daily provided further reasons why breastfeeding is beneficial for not only the baby's health, but for the mother too. [quote]The longer women breastfeed, the lower their risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease, repo ...
Walnuts Fight Inflammation, Boost Brain Power and Much More
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 23, 2009
Walnuts are full of beneficial nutrients such as essential fats, and this powerful snack is associated with fighting inflammation, boosting heart health and can even help you sleep well. Two new studies have now linked walnuts to preventing breast cancer and improving b ...
Charred Meat Associated With Increasing Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 23, 2009
Meat cooked at high temperatures to the point of burning and charring may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to data presented at the [i]American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009[/i]. Charred meat contains several known cancer- ...
The Nutritional, Antioxidant and Cleansing Power of Lemons
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Lemons are an extrememly useful and health beneficial fruit, with their fresh taste and nutritional, antioxidant and cleansing powers, they contain a wealth of health-enhancing properties. The lemon is actually a hybrid citrus tree developed as a cross between a lim ...
Study Finds Blueberries Aid Weight Loss
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A study has found that a blueberry-enriched diet is associated with helping to get rid of abdominal fat, and stems the factors that lead to diabetes. The new research, presented at the April 19 [i]Experimental Biology[/i] convention in New Orleans highlights the po ...
Spinach: Health Benefits of this Green Vegetable
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Spinach, like all dark green vegetables, is packed full of beneficial nutrients. Although well known for being an excellent source of iron and folic acid, spinach also contains many protective carotenoids, beneficial for healthy eyesight and other eye-related conditions ...
How To Make Clarified Butter (Ghee) And Its Being a Cure and Remedy
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Monday, April 20, 2009

Clarified Butter (Ghee) in the Prophetic Sunnah

Abdullaah Ibn Mas'ood (radiallaahu 'anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said,"[b]Drink cow's milk, for indeed it is a remedy, [u]its butterfat (ghee) is a cure[/u], but ...
Study Finds Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, April 20, 2009
This article, taken from Science Daily details the findings of a study that associate [i]Nigella Sativa[/i], the beneficial black seed, with anti-inflammatory properties that have found to inhibit the development of pancreatic cancer. [quote][b]Herbal Extract Inhib ...
Improve Your Mood with Food
Posted by SoundHealth on Saturday, April 18, 2009
When you consider that the body and brain are entirely made from molecules derived from food, air and water, it's to be expected that changes in diet can have an effect on our mood and mental health. There is much evidence that proves that you can change how you think a ...
Low Vitamin A and C Levels Associated with Increased Asthma Risk
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, April 17, 2009
More research showing that acute and chronic conditions arise due to an underlying deficiency in important nutrients. Vitamin C and Vitamin D are appearing more and more to be extremely vital to health in general. For more on Vitamin C see the article on the book by [[u ...
Chickpeas: Packed with Vitamins, Protein and Minerals
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, April 17, 2009
Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent nutritional choice as they are high in fiber, protein and rich in minerals that support the metabolic and digestive system. Chickpeas ([i]Cicer arietinum[/i]) are versatile legumes that have a delicious nutli ...
The Alkalizing Benefits of Water
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 16, 2009
The acid/alkaline balance of the body is important for peak performance and health. The body requires a slightly alkaline internal environment to function at its best, as explained in previous articles. However, modern lifestyle and diet usually provide the body with in ...
Study Shows Good Dietary and Lifestyle Habits can Drastically Cut Cancer Risk
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 16, 2009
Over 40% of breast and bowel cancer cases in developed countries are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight control alone, a report says. The report, [i]Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention[/i], published by [i]World Cancer Research Fund[/i] (WCR ...
Overcome Sleep Problems Through Better Nutrition
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sleep rejuvenates both the body and the mind and is an essential way of resting, recharging and nourishing the body and brain. Without adequate sleep, even for one night, the body shows clear signs of stress, with changes in mood and concentration, a drop in levels of v ...
Additive Found in Soft Drinks Associated with Health Problems
Posted by SoundHealth on Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sodium benzoate is a food additive used as a preservative in a variety of processed food products and drinks. When reacted with vitamin C this substance forms benzene, a known carcinogen. Studies have also linked sodium benzoate with increasing hyperactivity in children ...
Substituting Water for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Reduces Excess Calorie Consumption
Posted by SoundHealth on Sunday, April 12, 2009
This article is taken from Science Daily, and highlights a how the replacement of sugar-laden drinks with plain water can control excess weight gain in children. These drinks are not only high in calories, they also contain additives and sweeteners that have been proven ...
Tea Contains Health-Promoting Polyphenols
Posted by SoundHealth on Sunday, April 12, 2009
From green, black and white, teas are packed full of flavonoids and other health beneficial antioxidants. Studies have associated some teas with relieving conditions like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encouraging weight loss; and bringing about mental alertness. ...
The Islamic Ruling On the Use of Medicinal Treatment (at-Tadaawee) - Part 3
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Friday, April 10, 2009
In previous articles in this series, we covered the issue of medicinal treatment being [[url>>not obligatory]], and the view of some of the scholars that it is merely [[url>>permissible]] (mubaah). ...
Study Links Pollution with Poor Fetal Development in Womb
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 09, 2009
This article taken from BBC News explains how a study has found an association between low birth weight and reduced development of babies in the womb, with exposure to air pollution. [quote][b]Pollution link with birth weight [/b] Exposure to traffic pollution ...
Selenium: A Powerful Anti-Cancer Mineral Essential for Healthy Cells
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 09, 2009
Selenium is a trace mineral essential for good health, and multiple studies have shown it to be an effective mineral for preventing many forms of cancer, and relieving symptoms of conditions like arthritis. Selenium is needed to form [i]glutathione[/i], an antioxida ...
The Islamic Ruling On the Use of Medicinal Treatment (at-Tadaawee) - Part 2
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Wednesday, April 08, 2009
In the previous article, we established that medicinal treatment is not obligatory (waajib). In this article we will document the view that it is permissible (mubaah). As we mentioned previously, some scholars hold it to be permissible and others hold it to be desirable ...
The Islamic Ruling On the Use of Medicinal Treatment (at-Tadaawee) - Part 1
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Regarding the ruling on medicinal treatment (at-tadaawee) a difference exists amongst the body of Muslim scholars, past and present. There are those who hold medicinal treatment to be obligatory (waajib), those who hold it to be permissible (mubaah) and those who hold i ...
Some Health Benefits of Sprouts
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Sprouts are a fresh, natural food that provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes. Numerous scientific studies have shown the importance of sprouts in a healthy diet and many of their curative abilities. Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, and ...
Dentist Explains Why Fluoride in Water is Harmful
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Wednesday, April 08, 2009
We have posted many [[url>>articles previously]] addressing the policies of compulsory water fluoridation that are built upon the erroneous health claims of systemic intake of fluoride. Whilst most European countries do not ...
Peppers are Packed with Beneficial Antioxidants
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
The versatile bell pepper is a rich source of some of the best nutrients available, including vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene, all which have a wide range of health benefits. Peppers are from the [i]Capsicum[/i] family, which includes varieties ranging from th ...
Foods Ranked Highest in Antioxidant Content
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
A study published in 2006 ranked 50 most commonly eaten foods in the U.S. by their antioxidant content, and revealed which foods had the highest levels of antioxidant phytonutrients. Here are the findings of the study: [quote][b]RESULTS:[/b] Large variations in ...
Health Benefits of Cardamom
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Cardamom is a sweetly aromatic spice that is used for both cooking and healing purposes. Cardamom refers to two varieties of spice from the ginger family: [i]Ellettaria[/i], commonly known as green cardamom, which has small, light green pods; and [i]amomum[/i], kno ...
Study shows Anti-Cancer Benefits of Vitamin E Compounds
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, April 06, 2009
A new Japanese study has found that natural compounds found in vitamin E exert anti-cancer benefits when accumulated in cells. Researchers found that [i]tocotrienols[/i], members of the vitamin E family, delay tumor growth and promote the death of tumors, when built ...
Ginger Beneficial for Relieving Pregnancy-Related Nausea
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, April 06, 2009
Ginger is well known for its natural healing properties, and recent research has found this root to be effective for reducing the nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, and the pain associated with menstruation. [b]Daily ginger eases nausea during pregnancy ...
Studies Show Anti-Cancer Benefits of a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, April 03, 2009
Here are some new studies that further emphasize the importance a healthy lifestyle has on preventing or reducing the effects of cancer. This article is from the Independent newspaper and explains how a new study published in the medical journal [i]The Lancet[/i] fou ...
Top Tips to Beat Stress
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, April 03, 2009
Stress can affect people in different ways, and the prolonged effects of negative stress on the body can be harmful for health. Long-term stress is associated with conditions like high blood pressure, headaches, depression, tense muscles and poor digestion. The body ...
Dangers of Mobile Phone Use During Pregnancy
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 02, 2009
A report published in the Independent newspaper covering a study on mobile phones states that using a mobile phone while pregnant may damage the long-term health of your baby. The study looked at 13,000 children and found a link between the use of mobile phones during p ...
Lose Weight by Increasing Intake of Complete Proteins
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, April 02, 2009
The following research paper outlines the benefits of a high-protein weight loss diet over a low-protein diet. [quote][b]Abstract[/b] [b]Purpose of review:[/b] High-protein diets, often with carbohydrate restriction, are quite popular among overweight Americans p ...
Five Beneficial Nuts to Add to Your Diet
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Nuts are packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, and are rich in protein and fiber. They make a convenient and satisfying snack food. There are a variety of nuts available each with their own relative benefits and shown below is a selection of five co ...
Vitamin K: An Important Vitamin for the Body
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Although vitamin K is a not a well-known vitamin, it has many important functions in the body. It's needed for blood clotting, which helps wounds to heal properly, and increasing evidence is showing that vitamin K is needed to help build strong bones and healthy skin. ...
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