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[15 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Foods That Help You Sleep

Many foods contain naturally occurring substances that bring on sleep; here are some of the best choices to help you settle down for a quality rest. Walnuts Walnuts are a good source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin, the “body clock” hormone that sets your sleep-wake cycles. Additionally, University […]

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[8 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Eid Recipes From Around The World

Eid-ul-Fitr, the holy Islamic festival marking the end of the month long fast observed during Ramadan, is just around the corner and every devout Muslim household around the world would be gearing up for the Eid dishesfestivities. To help you with preparations here is a list of the top 10 Eid recipes that will make your guests take a ride to heaven.

Sheer Khurma or Sevai Ki Kheer

Eid celebrations cannot be imagined without some sweet dishes and this milk, dried dates and vermicelli based dish tops the list. In fact, in South-East Asian countries the Eid Dawat is considered incomplete without this delicacy.

Lassida

Also known as Laasida, this is a couscous-based porridge that is traditionally prepared in Morocco for the Eid breakfast.

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[7 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Popular Diets That Could Be Bad for You

Your friend lost weight on the Paleo Diet. Your mom slimmed down on the Military Diet. Your sister is reaching her weight loss goals with the Wheat Belly diet. Now it’s your turn to get trim. Should you follow in the footsteps of your friends and family? No, not necessarily. Those popular programs could be turn out […]

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[3 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Healthy alternatives to cut calories fast

It’s a hard fact of life learning to accept that most of the things that taste amazing are also usuallyfat and calorie-tastic. However it’s naïve to think that healthy eating means sacrificing your taste buds and all of your time to bland, expensive and time consuming cooking. In fact, finding healthy alternatives to your fatty foods […]

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[27 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Ramadan diet plan

Fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan can be good for one’s health and personal development. Ramadan fasting is not just about disciplining the body to restrain from eating food and drinking water from predawn until sunset. The eyes, the ears, the tongue, and even the private parts are equally obligated to be restrained if […]

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[25 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Eating healthy in summer

10 commandments to abide by if you want to enjoy your summer holidays without putting on a gram. 1. Follow a balanced diet. in hot weather we’re often less hungry so we’re more likely to eat raw vegetables instead of a heavy dinner. This can be dangerous because in the absence of carbs and protein you will get […]

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[16 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Ramadan-Meal plan choices during the fasting month

Some medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars have contributed to the following meal plan choices during the fasting month: Suhur: A bowl of porridge with milk, one slice of toast and a handful of unsalted nuts. Iftar: Pitta bread with chicken, salad and hummus and one or two Middle-Eastern sweet baklawa pieces. Suhur: Wheat-based […]

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[15 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Burger King coming to Karachi

The news that spread like wild fire and celebrated by Twitteratis today on social media in Pakistan was the much anticipated food chain, burger king’s arrival in Karachi. It all started from an advertisement featured in the daily dawn by burger King to hire their team for first outlet in Karachi,Pakistan. Here is the social media […]

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[14 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Refreshing Coolers for Ramadan

Quick and easy – prepare some of these refreshing thirst quenchers in 5 minutes or less, while plan for others that need more time. Other then the traditional sweet or salted lassi (made with yogurt and water), which is an all time favourite, during the Holy month of Ramadan; there are some who may want a change, every now and then. Here are some simple directions for you to make one or more cooler(s), for ‘Iftar’ or ‘Sehri’, as and when you please.

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[14 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Diet during Ramadan

Diet during Ramadan should not differ much from a normal healthy, balanced diet and should be as simple as possible. Usually, most health problems at this time are likely to arise from inappropriate diet or as a consequence of over-eating and insufficient sleep.

The dietary guidelines based on variety, moderation and balance holds true during Ramadan as well. A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Meal plan

Your meal plan should include:

Bread/ Cereal/ Rice, Pasta Group – 6-11 servings/ day
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