Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to wake up early in the morning and start his day by offering Fajr prayer. Science proved that waking up early increases productivity, as well as people who wake up early, are less likely to be depressed and better health in general. So, we should try to wake up early and begin improving our quality of life.
Prophet Muhammad PBUH Used To Eat Less
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to eat less to prevent disease and sickness, after many years science proved eating less can help us to fight with many diseases. The Islamic concept of eating ‘1/3 for your food, 1/3 for your liquids, and 1/3 for your breath’ match very closely to the Japanese healthy eating ‘Hara Hachi Bu’ concept, which means eat until you are only 80% full.The practice of eating less to prevent sickness and disease was emphasized by Prophet Muhammad, and now backed heavily by science much later.
Prophet Muhammad PBUH Used To Eat Slow
We now know that it takes our body 20 minutes to send signals to our brain that it is full. Slow eating will help you eat less food and improve your digestion.One should eat slowly as our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to eat slowly.
Prophet Muhammad PBUH Eating At Once
Prophet Muhammad PBUH always told us to eat together as a family. Today science proved that eating together reduces stress.Today science proved that eating together with family reduces stress. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) always advised us to eat together as a family. There is a hadith related to eating together which stated: “Eat together and not separately, for the blessing is associated with the company.”
Drinking water in Three Breaths
Science has proved that when a person drinks too much water in a short period of time they can experience headaches, an imbalance in blood electrolyte levels and sometimes dizziness too. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) told us to drink water in two or three breaths, not in one breath.Science today proves that when a person drinks too much water in a short period of time they can experience headaches, imbalance in blood electrolyte levels and sometimes dizziness too.Drinking slowly helps you actually absorb the fluid and get the most benefit out of it.
Pomegranates are thought to have been the Prophet’s favorite fruit. Modern scientific research has proven pomegranates to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet.They contain manganese, which helps in the formation of bone structures during the metabolic process, and potassium, which aids in maintaining cellular function and keeps a balance in fluid levels. Also, they are potent in flavonoids and polyphenols, antioxidants which protect our bodies against heart disease.Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to eat Pomegranates and today science proved that pomegranates are the healthiest fruits on earth.
Recent evidence is showing that not just the food we eat, but our eating timings and patterns also have a profound impact on our health. Fasting was a regular practice of Muhammad’s (PBUH) life, not just during Ramadan. He would fast until Maghrib every Monday and Thursday, and also on the 13th, 14th and 15th of each month. This is similar to the intermittent fasting practice. It has been proven to balance hormone levels, prevent oxidative stress, and reduce overall inflammation. When you think about it, the less food you put into your body the less it focuses on digestion and the more it can focus on healing itself from certain ailments!
Dates are the perfect foods to break your fast. They stabilize your blood sugar levels, rebalance blood electrolyte levels, and help kick start your digestive system in preparation for food.
Fulfilling three of the five pillars of Islam requires that Muslims be of sound health and fitness. Prayer in itself is a form of exercise that requires movement of your body’s muscles and joints. Good health is also necessary if you intend to fast or participate in Hajj. Prayer itself is a form of exercise that requires movement of our body’s muscles and joints. Good health is necessary if you intend to fast or participate in Hajj. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) strongly encouraged physical exercise and told parents to encourage physical activity in their children too. Science tells us to do exercise daily to keep our heart and brain healthy.