Good Mood Food – Food for a good mental state

Good Mood Food – Food for a good mental state

It is commonly accepted that our diet has an effect on our physical health. Media and social media are constantly bombarding us with the latest diets we need to try in order to get our bodies in the ‘perfect’ shape. Less talked about, however, is the effect our diet has on our mental health. While we may attribute our irritability, mood swings and difficulty concentrating to other stressors in life, our diet may have a big part to play in causing these symptoms.

8 Tips for a Nutritious Ramadan

8 Tips for a Nutritious Ramadan

As far as a healthy nutritious lifestyle goes, Ramadan is a good opportunity to stop bad food habits and limit what we eat. Fasting relieves and strengthens the digestive system while increasing its efficiency and helps adjust triglyceride levels in the blood. However, because our suhoor and iftaar contain highly calorific foods we in fact reverse any benefit.

Hydrating Fruits & Nuts perfect for Ramadan

Hydrating Fruits & Nuts perfect for Ramadan

It’s important to be healthy in Ramadan so that we can benefit fully from everything this month has to offer. It’s a busy and intense period of ibadah (worship) alhamdulillah, and we can and should help ourselves by being in the best possible physical condition. We can ensure this by eating foods that are rich in goodness, the consequences of which will insha Allah include making fasting easier for our bodies and minds.

Breastfeeding is best

Breastfeeding is best

Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of. Lots of mums wonder if their baby’s feeding well and getting enough – especially in the first few days. But once you’ve mastered it, you’ll probably find it’s the easiest and most satisfying way to feed your baby. Breastfeeding means you’ll always have a constant supply of food for your baby, at the perfect temperature, whenever they need it.

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: The Key to Your Daily Productivity

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: The Key to Your Daily Productivity

Taking Care of Your Kidneys It’s true that we don’t realise the value of something until we lose it. I struggled for over 10 years with kidney disease and despite constant warnings from my doctor that non-compliance with medication would cost me my kidneys, I never ever imagined being the one on dialysis, let alone need somebody else’s kidney to survive. Chronic kidney disease can severely affect your daily productivity: it causes persistent fatigue, nausea, swelling due to water retention,…

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