Document Type : Review
Department of Arabic Literature, Faculty of Literature & Foreign Languages, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
Department of Cell & Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of human. Modern nutrition has many recommendations for health promotion Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) scholars classified food based on some of their properties including their nutritious value, the amount of calories, and warm or cold temperament (midzaj). ITM is a medical system that is based on temperament; the main objective in Iranian traditional medicine managements during health and disease is returning and maintaining the human being to an equilibrium in which the organ systems works at their optimal status. According Quran’s invitation to health, life style and nutrition style which mentioned several times in various verses, we must think to the utilities and properties of foods, plants and fruits and how God has put these wonderful utilities in herbal medicines.
In the present investigation that is a descriptive and library based study, we have tried to represent the associations between the Quranic foods and their cold-hot/warm nature category according to Iranian traditional medicine.
Based on the traditional medicine manuscripts, and modern medical reports regarding the properties of Quranic foods (as natural antioxidants) and their effects, it can be concluded that consumption of Quranic fruits (grape, olive, pomegranate, date, and fig) and their inclusion in the diet prevents different diseases, especially cancers, Alzheimer, cardio-vascular diseases, and also decrease of blood pressure, bad cholesterol, infections, and inflammations.