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Why This Egyptian ‘Diet Tip’ Is Actually Good Nutrition Advice

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Why This Egyptian 'Diet Tip' Is Actually Good Nutrition Advice

One of the perks of being Egyptian is the endless advice we get from older generations about diet, lifestyle, fashion and pretty much all corners of life. No matter how many years have passed or how much research has been done some myths have stood the test of time and keep getting told over and…

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5 Natural Fat Burners to Help You Lose Weight

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5 Natural Fat Burners to Help You Lose Weight

Most people are only interested in one thing when it comes to eating right and diet tips-WEIGHT LOSS. That’s pretty much what it comes down to. All they want to know is what foods will boost metabolism and what are the safe fat burners out there. So, I’ve decided to give you the low down…

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They say that your skin is the biggest indicator of how healthy your diet is. It is true that what you eat matters when it comes to a healthy outer appearance – you can buy the most expensive creams, treatments, and makeup in the world, but if you are not nourishing your skin from within…

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Your Top 5 Food Frenemies

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Your Top 5 Food Frenemies

Health food is big business. After all, who doesn’t want to be healthier? If you stroll down any supermarket aisle you will now find a flood of health foods. It’s not just supermarkets either; plenty of restaurants have jumped on the health food bandwagon. So what’s the deal? Listed below are five fake friends –…

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Our 5 Favorite Healthy Desserts in Cairo

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Our 5 Favorite Healthy Desserts in Cairo

If you have a natural sweet tooth, you will know how difficult it is to maintain a healthy diet with all the dessert temptations available. And while we will indulge in a traditional chocolate cake or Om Ali every now and then, most of the time we try to make the conscious, healthier choice and…

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When Obsessing Over Clean Eating Becomes An Eating Disorder

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When Obsessing Over Clean Eating Becomes An Eating Disorder

We’ve all heard of anorexia and bulimia, but the most newly identified eating disorder hits close to home for many of us, especially in the health and wellness fields. While at first glance, one may be perceived as simply health conscious, anything can be harmful when taken a step too far. This can lead to…

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Summer Hydrating Weekly Meal Plan

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Summer Hydrating Weekly Meal Plan

Heavy meals and long preparation methods don’t fit in during the summer months and hot weather. We all want cooling and refreshing meals that will give us energy and keep us hydrated without making us feel bloated. Follow this nutrition plan for a hydrating meal plan that will complement the increasingly hot weather. The first…

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A Day in the Diet Of: A Nutritionist’s Meat Free Monday

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A Day in the Diet Of: A Nutritionist's Meat Free Monday

Although I don’t eat a completely plant based diet, I enjoy doing Meat Free Monday’s, where I give my body a break and eliminate any animal products at least once a week. I find this helps relieve any digestive issues I may have and give my body a chance to start fresh. Here is what…

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5D: Iron

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5D: Iron

Next on the list of minerals for us to discuss in the Shaklak Aklak series is Iron. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. 30% of children in Egypt suffer from iron deficiency, known as anemia, and long-term iron deficiency in infants and young children can lead to developmental delay and learning difficulties. Iron…

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The Number One Lifesaver for New Wives in Cairo

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The Number One Lifesaver for New Wives in Cairo

You’re a new wife, your cooking skills aren’t great quite yet and you have a new home that you want (need!) to host in. How do you manage to provide a meal for your friends and family that’s traditionally delicious without burning down the kitchen? Mom…are you there? Wrong! While moms are a great way…

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Do You Overfeed Your Kids?

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Do You Overfeed Your Kids?

Sometimes we get stuck in our thoughts when we worry about our kids, especially when we worry about what and how they eat. We either surrender and offer them anything they want, believing that something to eat is better than nothing at all, or we roll up our sleeves and enter the battle with all…

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5B: Reducing Sodium Intake

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5B: Reducing Sodium Intake

Last week’s Shaklak Aklak episode was all about what exactly sodium is and the recommended amounts, this week we give you some tips on how to control your intake and keep sodium levels balanced within your body! Excessive sodium levels in the body are largely associated with an increase in blood pressure, one of the…

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