The Foundation of a Muslim Meal!
Navy Beans (White, Pink, or Red)!
“And eat only the right foods. He said milk, bread and navy beans would lengthen our lives to 140 years. He did not give us a long list of different food diets and foods to confuse us on what to eat.”
(HTETL Book 1, pg. 64)
“FEED your children good navy beans (small size pink, red or white) there are many that are good for you and me.”
(HTETL Book 2, pg. 72)
Toasted Whole Wheat Bread!
“Pure wheat makes the best bread. Having the knowledge that bread is easy to digest, we must remember that to get the best results out of wheat bread we must cook it thoroughly done. This is to prevent it from doing too much rising, which will cause the stretching of the stomach and other intestines.”
(HTETL Book 2, pg. 141)
Plus Healthy Extras!
Plenty of Fruit!
“Fruit is good for us; we should eat plenty of fruit.” (HTETL Book 1, pg. 30)
“Virtually all fruits are good. We eat apples, oranges. bananas, pears, peaches, tangerines, mangos, plums, grapes (do not eat processed dried grapes, eat natural sun dried grapes), pomegranates, lemons and grapefruit.”
(HTETL Book 1, pg. 5-6)
The Most Important Part!
How Many Meals for Young Muslims?
"Many of my followers write and tell me of the results they are receiving from eating one meal a day or one meal every other day. This will produce good results and lengthen our lives. But children should not be forced to fast or to eat once a day or once every other day. Children and babies should eat at least twice a day…”
(HTETL Book 1, pg. 60)
HTETL = How to Eat to Live by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Muslims should strive to provide exact references whenever possible so that others may verify the accuracy and context of our quotes. This shows good manners.
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