Health and Wellness

Keep a water bottle with you and drink from it regularly.
Keep a water bottle with you and drink from it regularly.
Hydrate for maximum gain in athletic performance
Hydrate for maximum gain in athletic performance
16 June 2016

As the Jubilee Games approaches, Ismaili athletes around the world are spending countless hours training. But underestimating sweat loss and not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration and serious side effects.

Sixty per cent of all deaths in India are now attributed to NCDs. An Aga Khan Health Board programme aims to reach as many rural and urban members of the Jamat as possible. AKHB India
Sixty per cent of all deaths in India are now attributed to NCDs. An Aga Khan Health Board programme aims to reach as many rural and urban members of the Jamat as possible. AKHB India
Innovative programme raising awareness about NCDs in India
Innovative programme raising awareness about NCDs in India
9 May 2016

Non-communicable diseases kill 38 million around the world each year. In India, the country’s Aga Khan Health Board rolled out Health Mantra, a national programme to help the Jamat to better understand the growing threat of NCDs.

The World Health Organization, headquartered in Geneva, expects deaths from NCDs to increase by 17 per cent over the next decade. Thorkild Tylleskar
The World Health Organization, headquartered in Geneva, expects deaths from NCDs to increase by 17 per cent over the next decade. Thorkild Tylleskar
Interrupting the progression of non-communicable diseases
Interrupting the progression of non-communicable diseases
9 July 2015

NCDs are the leading cause of death in the global population, and a serious problem in the Ismaili community. Unhealthy diet is a key risk factor — one that the Ismaili Nutrition Centre is helping to address.

Limbu (Lemon and Lime)
Limbu (Lemon and Lime)
L is for... Limbu
L is for... Limbu
11 May 2015

Limbu can be used to describe both limes and lemons, which are sour and acidic citrus fruits. Both are an excellent source of vitamin C.

Kela (Banana). VOLFF / DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB
Kela (Banana). VOLFF / DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB
K is for... Kela (Banana)
K is for... Kela (Banana)
14 April 2015

Kela (bananas) are nature’s convenience food. They are widely available, inexpensive, and found in their own natural packaging. From a baby’s first weaning food to a snack that seniors with chewing difficulties can easily manage, kela can be enjoyed throughout your life.

Jardalu (Apricot). MARA ZEMGALIETE / DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB
Jardalu (Apricot). MARA ZEMGALIETE / DOLLAR PHOTO CLUB
J is for... Jardalu
J is for... Jardalu
25 March 2015

Jardalu (or apricot) is a soft fleshy fruit, usually pale yellow to orange in colour, with a relatively large stone that is easy to remove when the fruit is ripe. They can be eaten raw, dried or cooked into a tasty dessert.

Imli (Tamarind). Katykman / Dollar Photo Club
Imli (Tamarind). Katykman / Dollar Photo Club
I is for… Imli
I is for… Imli
20 January 2015

Imli (tamarind) — also known as aamli and “Indian date — has a delicious sweet and sour flavour and is a versatile ingredient. It can be eaten raw as a bean, used for flavouring like a spice, and enjoyed as chutney, a condiment, and even as a refreshing beverage.

Even when fasting,  regular dietary recommendations should be followed. Continue trying to eat at least five fruits and vegetables a day.
Even when fasting,  regular dietary recommendations should be followed. Continue trying to eat at least five fruits and vegetables a day.
Manage diabetes during Ramadan
Manage diabetes during Ramadan
25 June 2014

For Muslims with diabetes, the fast during Ramadan can present a challenge in day to day management of the condition. In this article, Dr Hala Alsafadi offers tips on staying safe.

Gajar (carrot).
Gajar (carrot).
G is for... Gajar (Carrot)
G is for... Gajar (Carrot)
10 June 2014

Gajar (carrot) is a crunchy root vegetable available in a range of colours like orange, red, yellow, purple and white. It is a good source of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in our bodies.

Feeri (blueberries).
Feeri (blueberries).
F is for… Feeri (Blueberry)
F is for… Feeri (Blueberry)
25 May 2014

Feeri (blueberries) are found naturally in the cooler climates of North America and Europe. Ripe feeri have a deep blue thin skin, with a green fleshy middle and a sweet taste.

Elaichi (cardamom).
Elaichi (cardamom).
E is for… Elaichi (Cardamom)
E is for… Elaichi (Cardamom)
14 May 2014

Elaichi is a spice used in Arabic, South Asian and even Chinese traditions to add a sweet aromatic flavour to desserts, chai, curries and rice dishes. In both Ayruvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used to treat digestion and oral health issues.

Daraam (Pomegranate).
Daraam (Pomegranate).
D is for… Daraam (Pomegranate)
D is for… Daraam (Pomegranate)
1 May 2014

Daraam is a fruit with a reddish, leathery outer skin that houses edible seeds that are divided by white membranes. It is thought to be beneficial to your health.

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