Sayings of Prophet Muhammad in Relation to Food and Medicine
Prevention is better than cure
Although Muhammad was not a physician, his sayings in relation to food, healthy eating habits, treatment with herbs were collected in books later known as "The Prophetic Medicine".
Muhammad indicated on several occasions that the belly is the worst pot to fill. Small meals and a few bites that satisfy hunger will be better than filling avoid health complications.
He encouraged his companions to eat and drink in moderation, avoid obesity and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. He recited God’s Words in this context. Verse 31, Chapter 7 in the Quran states:
O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: but do not be prodigal (waste by excess). He (God) does not like prodigals (extravagant people).”