The Nutrition Centre, a joint initiative between the Aga Khan Health Board (UK) and TheIsmaili.org, is your guide to traditional foods of African, Central and South Asian, and Middle Eastern origin. It can help you and your family learn about the nutritional benefit of traditional cooked foods. Throughout the site, you will find recipes, healthy eating tips, and advice on how you can make your meals healthier.
High in vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fruit, and fish, the Mediterranean diet is associated with a significant improvement in quality of life. Many South Asian foods work well with it, and some simple changes can help you incorporate the Mediterranean lifestyle into
Childhood obesity rates in the United States have more than tripled in the past thirty years, with many other western countries showing similar trends. What foods are children eating that may be contributing to this epidemic, and what can be done? Researchers at the US
Small lifestyle changes are easier to sustain and are more likely to last. Making a drastic change is difficult and less likely to be successful. Rather than focusing on immediate results, it is better to take things one step at a time and not to become discouraged.
The start of a new year is a great time to make improvements to your lifestyle habits, whether by being more active or cooking more healthily. Setting SMART goals is an effective approach that can be used not only for health, but also in other aspects of life.
Few children are born with a liking for every vegetable, but researchers wondered if infants could learn to enjoy a specific vegetable, and how many tastes it would take. Their studies show that while it may take more than 10 attempts to get the child to try something new,
Fasting is among the special observances that Muslims undertake during the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting radically alters the diet, slowing the body’s metabolism and sometimes causing discomfort. However, good health can be maintained by consuming adequate nutrients
Are whole grains better for us than those that have been refined? Researchers at Tufts and Harvard Universities think so. Learn about the health benefits of adding whole grains to your diet.
Are children who eat breakfast regularly less likely to be overweight? Studies suggest that eating breakfast every day can help improve concentration, reduce hunger and maintain a healthy weight whether you are young or old.
There is no doubt that our bodies require fat, but did you know that some fats are healthier than others? All fats have different characteristics, so it is important to try to choose foods that contain the better variety, and cut down on those that could cause our bodies harm
You might think that you are sufficiently careful about food hygiene because you wash your hands regularly and store food in the fridge, but the dangerous germs and bacteria that lurk about your kitchen can cause food poisoning. These tips on preparing, cooking, storing and
As a first year university student, Shazia Govindji can relate to the temptation of choosing fast food over fresh fruit, vegetables and a balanced plate. But she has some tips to share with fellow students in search of quick ways to eat healthier without blowing their budget
Summertime is when the warm weather draws many families outdoors to enjoy healthy activities. But unless we are careful, the heat can also lead to dehydration – a depletion of our body fluids. Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself and your family well-hydrated
When you expose your skin to the sun, your body makes vitamin D from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Most people will make enough of this “sunshine vitamin”, but certain groups of people may not be getting enough from the sun or their diet – and this
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
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 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
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.
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
The year often starts with great intentions – perhaps you will join a gym, cut out fried foods, or decide to give up fast food – but will they stick? One of the best ways to keep your new year’s resolutions is to make sure they are realistic in the first
World Diabetes Day is observed every year on 14 November to raise awareness of diabetes. While there is currently no cure for it, those who are affected can still live a full life by carefully managing their condition.
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is honouring Mawlana Hazar Imam with a doctorate honoris causa in the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic on 20 July 2017. This event will be webcast at The.Ismaili/live starting at 2:00 PM Lisbon time (GMT+1).
Local students from Springman Middle School visit The Ismaili Jamatkhana, Glenview.
The coinciding of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation alongside Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee involves a fortuitous convergence not only of events, but also of ideals. The deep and abiding ties between the Imamat and Canada, built on a solid foundation of respect for diversity, compassion, justice, and human dignity, are sources of im- measurable pride for us Ismailis.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with prime ministers of Canada since the arrival of the Jamat in Canada in the early 70s.
Ismailis Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV) from the greater Los Angeles area showcased their civic pride by participating in the city of Santa Monica's annual Fourth of July Parade for the second year.