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Avicenna - The Canon of Medicine - Nutrition and the balanced diet



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Avicenna (1999). The Canon of Medicine (al-Qānūn fī'l-ṭibb), vol. 1. Laleh Bakhtiar (ed.), Oskar Cameron Gruner (trans.), Mazhar H. Shah (trans.). Great Books of the Islamic World

The meal should include:

 (1) meat especially kid of goats; veal, and year-old lambs

(2) wheat, which is cleaned of extraneous matter and gathered during a healthy harvest without ever being exposed to injurious influences

 (3) sweets (fruits) of appropriate temperament.

Lastly, the third thing mentioned is sleep; to make sure that you do not sleep during the days, and do not stay awake during the nights.

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