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Shaklak Aklak Episode 6: Carbohydrates

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It’s time for Shaklak Aklak to discuss the most controversial of nutrients, carbohydrates! One of the most problematic nutrition myths out there is that carbohydrates are your worst enemy if you are looking to lose weight. We don’t believe in victimizing specific nutrients, each one has a place and time and serves an important function…

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5E: Calcium

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This new Shaklak Aklak episode is all about the mineral that makes our bones strong, calcium! 31% of Egyptian children suffer from a calcium deficiency, which has irreversible consequences on their growth and development.While bone health is the most commonly known function of calcium, it is worth mentioning that it is also needed for the functioning…

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5D: Iron

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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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Shaklak Aklak Episode 5C: Potassium

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Now that we’ve already discussed salt and reducing your sodium intake for optimal health, for this week’s episode we move onto another mineral, potassium. High blood pressure is one of the most dangerous risk factors for heart disease, and a high potassium intake alongside reducing your sodium intake will create a double barrier effect against…

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Shaklak Aklak Episode 4: Fats and Cholesterol

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Shaklak Aklak’s fourth episode is all about the elephant in every nutrition room, fats! Traditionally, fats were thought to be the most harmful nutrient out there and the main cause of bad health from our diets. The truth is, fats are essential and play a vital role in all our diets when consumed adequately in…

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