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MEAL OPTIONS:

   A yogurt bowl (preferably unsweetened or with brown sugar) with sprinkled resins or seasonal berries
   Green tea (use one teaspoon of honey for sweetening) with 3-5 dates
   Smoothies (fruit or vegetable smoothies)
   Watermelon or a fruit-bowl made from seasonal fruit
   Cucumbers with olive oil, olives and lemon juice
   Cucumbers with cheese and hummus OR tuna and crackers
   Dates with cucumbers OR watermelon OR almonds
   A small bowl of nuts
   A glass of milk with 3-5 dates

REFERENCES FROM QURAN AND SUNNAH:

Allah says in the Quran:
“ It is He who sends down rain from the sky, and with it We bring forth vegetation of all kinds, and out of it We bring forth thick clustered grain. And out of the date palm and its spate come clusters of dates hanging low and near, and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranates each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety and taste). Look at their fruits when then begin to bear, and the ripeness thereof. ”  [Surah Al-An’am : 99)

Allah also says in the Quran:
He sends down water from the sky. From it you drink, and from it come the shrubs among which you graze your herds. By it He makes crops grow for you, as well as olives and dates and grapes and fruit of every kind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect.      [Surah An‐Nahl: 10‐11]

It is narrated in Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhi that the Prophet (saw) used to eat watermelon with ripe dates, saying:
“The hotness of this substance (dates) neutralizes the coolness of that (watermelon).”


HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATERMELON:


•   Boosts Immunity
•   Relieves pain and muscle soreness
•   Helps control high blood pressure
•   Detoxifies the body
•   Prevents kidney stones
•   Helps with weight loss
•   Relieves acid reflux
•   Protects skin health
•   Improves eye health
•   Helps prevent cancer

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:


•   Reduce risk of stroke, CVDs, and Type-2 Diabetes
•   Reduce the risk of kidney stones
•   Instant energy suppliers
•   Keep skin supple and hydrated
•   Aid in digestion
•   Prevent and treat constipation
•   Aid in weight loss
•   Make hair healthy, soft and strong
Source: the muslim youth programme