Health and Wellness

Kente cloth worn at a festival in Kpetoe Agotime, in the Volta region of Ghana. The colours and patterns of the cloth convey different meanings and are said to symbolically preserve the history, ethics and moral values of the people.
Kente cloth worn at a festival in Kpetoe Agotime, in the Volta region of Ghana. The colours and patterns of the cloth convey different meanings and are said to symbolically preserve the history, ethics and moral values of the people.
Healthy eating, West African style
Healthy eating, West African style
8 May 2010

The continent of Africa is steeped in tribal and ethnic diversity. Its geographic regions in the west, east, north and south vary in language, religion and even cuisine. If you enjoy West African cooking, here are some tips to help you prepare nutritious traditional foods for your family.

Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, is situated in a mountainous area overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, is situated in a mountainous area overlooking the Gulf of Oman.
Flavours from India to East Africa intermingle in Muscat
Flavours from India to East Africa intermingle in Muscat
16 April 2010

Over the centuries, the peoples of the Middle East have intermingled, blending their cultures and traditions. Yet they have maintained their own distinct foods, traditional dishes and flavours.

The use of fresh herbs, spices and dried fruits gives Persian dishes a distinct essence, texture and fragrance.
The use of fresh herbs, spices and dried fruits gives Persian dishes a distinct essence, texture and fragrance.
Iranian cooking offers dishes rich in aroma, colour and flavour
Iranian cooking offers dishes rich in aroma, colour and flavour
18 March 2010

The cultures, traditions and foods with which Iranians mark special occasions are as rich as the country’s history. For instance, to mark Nowruz, the dining table is adorned with a special table cloth and seven dishes that represent new life, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience and beauty.

Eggs for breakfast provide a good source of protein and quite filling.
Eggs for breakfast provide a good source of protein and quite filling.
Breakfast provides quick and easy fuel to start the day
Breakfast provides quick and easy fuel to start the day
6 March 2010

After a good night’s rest, your body needs fuel to kick-start the day. Everyone should make breakfast a habit, especially children. It provides energy throughout the day and improves your ability to concentrate.

Look after your heart
Look after your heart
9 February 2010

Valentine's Day or not, looking after your heart is especially important for South Asians – particularly men – who are more at risk of heart disease than the wider population. However, there are many ways you can protect your heart whilst still enjoying delicious traditional home cooking.

Make the whole grain a part of your healthy lifestyle
Make the whole grain a part of your healthy lifestyle
7 December 2009

Buying a loaf of bread, a breakfast cereal, or pasta used to be straightforward. But today, a wide assortment of grain-based products comes with a push to choose healthier whole grain varieties. Just what is whole grain, and what makes it healthy?

A sample Nutrition Facts label used in the United States.
A sample Nutrition Facts label used in the United States.
Nutrition labels demystified
Nutrition labels demystified
6 August 2009

Labels on the foods that we purchase today include measurements of calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and fibre, among other nutrients. But what do the numbers actually mean?

Healthy cooking tips
Healthy cooking tips
16 June 2009

When you are cooking, watching the amounts of fat, salt and sugar you add are essential to achieving a balanced diet. By making small changes to your cooking methods, you could be making big changes to your overall habits.

What should your plate look like?
What should your plate look like?
14 June 2009

Eating well is as much about the different balance of foods on your plate as it is about the individual foods. Dishes like curry, dhal, roti and rice can be healthy, but if the portion of dhal is tiny and the meat curry is smothering the rice you’ve probably got the balance wrong.

How to use the Nutrition Centre recipes
How to use the Nutrition Centre recipes
13 June 2009

So, you like to cook and you’d like to try out one of the mouth-watering recipes in the Nutrition Centre. Well, that’s great – and it would be even better if you take a little time to think about how that recipe will fit in with your healthy lifestyle goals.

TheIsmaili.org is pleased to join the Aga Khan Health Board (UK) in launching a web-based Nutrition Centre.
TheIsmaili.org is pleased to join the Aga Khan Health Board (UK) in launching a web-based Nutrition Centre.
Data to Diet Launch
Data to Diet Launch
22 September 2008

London, UK, 18th June 2009 – The Aga Khan Health Board for the United Kingdom and TheIsmaili.org – the official website of the global Ismaili Muslim community – have today launched an online Nutrition Centre (www.TheIsmaili.org/nutrition). 

TheIsmaili.org is pleased to join the Aga Khan Health Board (UK) in launching a web-based Nutrition Centre.
TheIsmaili.org is pleased to join the Aga Khan Health Board (UK) in launching a web-based Nutrition Centre.
TheIsmaili.org launches Nutrition Centre and unveils a new design
TheIsmaili.org launches Nutrition Centre and unveils a new design
18 March 2008

A refreshed look and feel and several new features provide a richer, easier and more informative user experience. The redesign accompanies the launch of a new web-based Nutrition Centre together with the Aga Khan Health Board (UK).

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