Quran says???The Qur’ân has not restricted itself in merely mentioning the permissible and impermissible foods but goes to the extent of giving useful tips regarding a balanced diet, a diet which contains most if not all the useful ingredients required for the growth, strengthening and repairing of the human body. These ingredients include animal protein, fat, calcium, iron, salts, etc. The most balanced diets consist of meat, fish, fresh milk, cheese and fruit. Both direct and indirect references have been made regarding the afore mentioned.
The reference regarding the importance of meat protein in the human diet is given in the following verse:
In this verse special reference has been given to the importance of eating despite having said, “…numerous benefits…”. Reference regarding other types of meat has also been given such as the meat of fowls in the following verse:
“And the flesh of fowls that they desire.”
Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer, will ye not then abstain? (5:90)
- No fruits or vegetables have cholesterol, and most are naturally low in fat and calories.
- Vegetables are a great source for potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
- Fruits are a great source for nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folic acid.
- Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
- Dietary fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
- Folic acid (folate) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant and those in the first trimester of pregnancy should consume adequate folic acid, including folic acid from fortified foods or supplements.
- Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
- Vitamin E helps protect vitamin A and essential fatty acids from cell oxidation.
- Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy.
- Vitamin C also aids in iron absorption.
- Grains provide many nutrients such as dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals.
- B vitamins are essential for your metabolism by helping your body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates.
- Folic acid helps the body form blood cells and is especially important for women of childbearing age who may become pregnant.
- Magnesium from whole grains helps build bones and release energy from muscles.
- increased risks of cancer- particularly at the mouth, liver, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, breast and bowel cancers.
- even though some people say that small amounts of alcohol may protect the heart, how many people actually understand the definition of “small”? With alcohol, most people will overindulge, to the point of addiction- and that brings far greater harm, doesn’t it?
- alcohol is high in calories and offer little, if any nutritional benefit. It’s like drinking sweetened water- just with 7 kcal per gram. It’s very easy to gain weight through drinking alcohol- they don’t call ‘beer belly’ for nothing