Friday, January 10, 2014

Science of Food: Nutrition For Our Minds, Body & Soul


January 3-5, 2014
East Hazel Crest, IL 


Dr. Lynne Muhammad hosted the 3rd Annual TMC Health & Wellness seminar which included guest speakers and presentations.  Topics covered included healthy eating, nutrition, physical exercise AND MORE!
Create healthy eating plans
A healthy meal may include vegetables and fruits and small portions of protein and whole grains (breads, pastas, and rice). Here are some ideas on how to create a healthier eating plan for you and your family.  When planning meals for the week, think about including the following:
  • a salad or other vegetables (eat "from the rainbow" of colors)
  • fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
  • fruits (choose a variety of vibrant colors)
  • lean beef, chicken, seafood, eggs, tofu, or beans
  • whole grains, like brown rice, oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, and whole-grain cornmeal
Read Nutrition Facts labels
Nutrition Facts label appears on most packaged foods and tells you how many calories and servings are in a box or can. The label also shows how many nutrients like fat, fiber, sodium, and sugar are in one serving of food. You can use these facts
  • to track your calorie intake and number of servings
  • to make healthy food choices by selecting items lower in salt, fats, sugar, and higher in fiber and vitamins
Choose foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and low in saturated fats and trans fats, sodium (aim for <1500 and="" day="" font="" mg="" sugar.="">

Source:  http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/energize.htm#b

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