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Muslim TV cook making kebab during midsummer festivity stirs outrage in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- The Swedish channel  TV4 has stirred some strong reactions by inviting Muslim food blogger Zeina Mourtada to star in its Midsummer holiday morning show. The program remarkably eschewed the staples of the traditional Swedish…

Middle East becoming more aware of food waste impact, survey shows

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SHAFAQNA - Arabian Business | by Bernd Debusmann Jr : A vast majority of residents in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia understand the impact of food waste and are taking steps to do their part to reduce their food waste footprint, according…

Top incredible health benefits of fasting in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, sacrifice, giving, piousness and self-training with the hope that these qualities will extend beyond this month and stay with us throughout the year. Indeed, the essence of fasting…

Halal Certified Restaurants on Rise in Singapore, More Tolerance Needed

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SHAFAQNA - With the increase in the number of Halal Certified restaurants, or restaurants that are currently in the process of getting their Halal Certification, in Singapore, more tolerance is needed from those of other races. Many have…

Healthy foods don't cancel out harm of high salt intake: Experts

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SHAFAQNA- An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggested. According to UPI, Researcher Queenie Chan, said, "Our latest findings show that the adverse relation of salt…

Cancer-causing foods you probably eat every day

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SHAFAQNA- It’s probably not something you think about every day, whether or not the foods you are eating could contain carcinogens, but with almost 1.5 million people diagnosed with some type of cancer just last year, perhaps it’s time…

Muslims on India train assaulted 'because they ate beef'

SHAFAQNA - A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded into it by others because Muslims ate beef. The man, identified only as Ramesh, said he…

Halal chocolate takes off as sweet-tooth Muslims want their fix

SHAFAQNA - Muslim countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and a small nation in Asia is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion’s strict food laws. Malaysia…

A simple guide to healthy eating during Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- The holy month of Ramadhan has finally arrived. From the religious side, the holy month is a chance to reflect on your sins from the past and start doing better things. On the other hand, it is also a chance to make decisions for…

UN: At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity

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SHAFAQNA - Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul’s Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that “the worst is yet to come” in the…

How to keep your body healthy; Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily

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SHAFAQNA- Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. Researchers say eating 10 portions of fruits and…

The Harmful effects of Pork on the Health of a person

SHAFAQNA- Question: What is the harm in eating pork, that Islam has prohibited it, whereas Christians consume it with delight? Answer: The present age has realized that pork has many unimaginable dangerous effects. One who eats pork is affected…

Eat right to beat seasonal ills

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SHAFAQNA- In winter, the body’s immune system tends to go weak, which may attract a host of illnesses. Experts recommend immunity-boosting foods to be included in regular diet as the best way to build resistance against diseases. Certain…

Halal Food Becoming $20 Billion Industry in US

SHAFAQNA- The specially prepared meat is being embraced by some major supermarkets and 2016 is set to be a record year when it comes to sales. With Islamophobia on the rise in parts of the US, some hope halal food can provide a true taste…

Smartphone cameras may soon monitor health, food quality

SHAFAQNA- Scientists have created the world’s first hyperspectral mobile device by converting a smartphone camera into an optical sensor which can sense food quality or monitor health.  Hyperspectral cameras, which are traditionally expensive,…

Doctor’s Tip: Eating eggs is tied to health risk

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SHAFAQNA- The purpose of a hen’s egg is to provide the nutrients necessary to develop a baby chick. Eggs are packed with protein, fat, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals. However, as Dr. John McDougall, one of the giants in plant-based nutrition…

Best Foods for Skin Health

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SHAFAQNA- How to get a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft—one bite at a time? You already know that filling your diet with power foods—like dark leafy greens, dark chocolate, citrus—can help beat chronic…

Halal food became a $20 billion hit in US

SHAFAQNA- Halal food was gaining immense popularity in the USA, according to a report. The report stated that not only it was popular among fast-growing Muslim population, non-Muslims were also embracing it. The report said that halal…

America Loves Muslim Food - So Much For A Clash Of Civilizations

SHAFAQNA - Sometimes, culinary trends move in sync with political ones. Sauerkraut was renamed "liberty cabbage" when the U.S. was at war with Germany, and a more recent falling-out with the French led to the invention of "freedom fries." But…

Unified Global Halal Food Standards to Benefit Suppliers, Consumers

SHAFAQNA- Selling halal food under unified global halal standards would help halal food suppliers and consumers, experts say.  Nisham Mohideen, sales director at UAE-based packaged food producer Al Islami Foods, said that unified halal standards…

Food in the Qur’an and Traditions

SHAFAQNA- The Holy Qur’an: 1. "Eat and drink of that which Allah has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth”‌ (2:60) 2. “Eat clean and Halal from what portion God allots to you”‌ (5:88) Traditions: 1.…