Which Milk Brand is the Best in the UAE?

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  A few years ago, I decided to write an article about milk and all of its controversies with one goal in mind: to see if I should be giving my kids milk or not, and if so, which kind. In that article “The Dairy Debate”, I discussed the general topic of pasteurization, the differences…

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Lifestyle Strategies to Prevent Breast Cancer

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Prevention is better than cure and while the cause of breast cancer is still relatively unknown, below are some recommendations on how we can do our part to lower our risk of developing breast cancer.   1. Breastfeed During Childbearing Years   Research shows that breastfeeding for 6 months or more reduces breast cancer risk….

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Avoid These Toxic Ice Creams Plus 2 Healthy Recipes

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    When shopping for ice cream at the supermarket, you’ll probably see me shaking my head in sheer frustration as I return container after container back into the freezer after reading the long list of foreign ingredients.    I know that ice cream isn’t considered healthy in the first place, but why do food…

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GMO 101: What You Need To Know About GMOs

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    The average person might not know what the term GMO means, but they are more than likely consuming it at every meal.     Have you ever seen the ingredients maltodextrin, soy lecithin, ascorbic acid, xanthan gum, or triglycerides on a food label before and wondered what they were?   These are just…

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Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

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  If you’re lying in bed, plopped on a couch, or sitting in a chair right now, you might have what is arguably the most common health problem worldwide – the sitting disease.     In today’s fast paced, tech-driven society, a typical work day is ironically spent seated in a chair.    We sit…

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Kombucha 101: What Is It & How to Make It at Home?

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    I don’t claim to be a Kombucha expert – far from, but my purose here today is to give you a brief overview of what I’ve recently learned and my experience with making my first batch at home.   What Is Kombucha?   Kombucha (pronounced Kom-boo-cha) is basically a fermented beverage made from…

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Natural Ways to Fight the Common Cold

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  With the holiday festivities, year-end projects, exams and travels now behind us, you would expect to feel refreshed and recharged.    For many people though, as soon as the stress of the season is over and the pressure is off, they fall ill.   There could be a number of reasons for this such…

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Healthier Burger King Fries?

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Burger King’s new Satisfries.  (Image source taken from Burger King)   Have you heard of Burger King’s latest publicity stunt?    They’ve recently introduced lower calorie crinkle cut fries called “Satisfries”.   I get it.  They want to create a product that will boost sales and if that also happens to polish their image by…

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7 Super Healthy Foods to Have in Your Kitchen

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Whether you’re looking to lose weight, optimize your nutrition, or both, having a well-stocked kitchen is essential.    Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are essential for healthy living, but there are a few unpopular items that should be considered as staples in your kitchen as well.   #1 – Coconut Oil   Although saturated…

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Which Are the Best Eggs To Buy?

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  Here’s a typical scenario. You head to the supermarket to get your groceries with your list in hand.    You fill your cart, check-off most of the items and finally head to the cold section to get some eggs and milk.    When you get there, you’re faced with an isle of eggs of various…

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