Halal Consumer - Issue 30 - page 4

IFANCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
| M. Munir Chaudry
Vice President
| Mahmood A. Baig
Vice President
| Mohamed Sadek
Director
| Rashid A. Chaudary
Director
| Allen A. Hamood
Director
| Ahmad H. Sakr
Director
| Mian N. Riaz
Director
| Sofia Shakir
IFANCA RELIGIOUS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Chairman
| Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr
Resident Scholar
|Sheikh Rachid Belbachir
Imam Muhammad Mardini
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
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Editor in Chief | Roger Othman
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ISSN: 1532–351X
ABOUT HALAL CONSUMER
Halal Consumer is a publication of the Islamic Food and
Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). IFANCA is a non-
profit Islamic organization with the mission to promote
halal food and the institution of halal. IFANCA objectives
include making halal foods conveniently available, intro-
ducing halal to food companies and institutions, creating
awareness of halal among consumers and providing halal
solutions to consumer needs.
Editor’s Note
Assalamu Alaikum
In this issue we examine two important topics: controlling your
food supply and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Consumers today are questioning food processing methods, particularly agri-
cultural processes and animal welfare methods. In “Development-Supported
Agriculture,” we examine how consumers can exercise some control over their
food supply. In “Halal While Traveling,” we offer advice on how to maintain a halal
diet when away from home.
“Breakfast is Best” reminds us of the impact of breakfast on our long term health,
in addition to the benefits we observe throughout the day. Lower risk of heart dis-
ease in addition to greater energy and alertness are some of these benefits.
Those who suffer from allergies will find useful advice in “Fighting Seasonal
Allergies the All-Natural Way.” Foods that strengthen the immune system help
resist seasonal allergies. For more allergy advice, “Liquid Sun” discusses how
many of us don’t realize we are vitamin D deficient and the impact that has on our
immune system and overall health. Some of us may need to take a supplement to
ensure we get the right dose.
“Forget Apples & Oranges” and “Brighten Your Plate” offer us insight into a variety
of different foods that we may not have considered. New foods can help us avoid
a monotonous diet which might lead us to less healthy choices. It is important
to be cautious when trying new food items to be sure we don’t have an allergy to
them, especially food products that may not be indigenous to our locale.
In “A Taste of Heaven,” we learn more about pomegranate and its important
health properties as experienced throughout history.
In the coming months, IFANCA will present the Halal and Healthy Workshop series
to demonstrate some easy to prepare halal and healthy foods and snacks. If you
live in the Chicagoland area, look for a workshop near you.
Sincerely,
Roger M. Othman
managing editor
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