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Nutrition Centre Articles
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From yucky to yummy - eating during cancer1 February 2017
To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, Munira Premji shares what she has learned from her relationship with food while battling the ravages of three cancers over the past five years.
Fatigue and loss of focus may point at iron deficiency anemia7 January 2017
Iron deficiency anemia affects nearly a third of women around the world, and can result in dizziness, headaches and difficulty staying focussed. Discover how to add iron to your diet.
Soccer, synergy and superfoods at this year’s Gold Cup25 November 2016
Collaboration was key in preparing thousands of tasty and healthy meals for one of the largest Ismaili sports tournaments in North America. And pulses, regarded as a “superfood”, were an important feature on the menu.
Diabetes and physical activity – breaking barriers!14 November 2016
To mark World Diabetes Day, Shahzadi Devje, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, discusses the importance of physical activity, explores some common barriers and ways to overcome them.
M is for... Mutter25 October 2016
Mutter, also known as peas, belong to the same family as pulses, which includes beans, dal, lentils and chickpeas. They are a great source of protein and fibre, with virtually no fat.
Underweight? Gain pounds the healthy way!14 October 2016
With all the attention on the problems of overweight and obesity, it is easy to forget that there are many people whose main concern is how to gain weight in order to improve their health. Gaining weight can be just as difficult — physically and psychologically — as trying to lose it.
Three ways breastfeeding can boost your baby's immunity5 August 2016
Paediatrician Dr Fatima Hashamali has spent over three decades serving communities in East Africa and Pakistan. For World Breastfeeding Week, she highlights three ways in which breastfeeding can boost a baby's immunity.
Hydrate for maximum gain in athletic performance16 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.
Innovative programme raising awareness about NCDs in India9 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.
Interrupting the progression of non-communicable diseases9 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.
L is for... Limbu11 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.
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.