Forgetting yourself in the details

Yes it is right, you have to eat right to get all those vitamins, antioxidants, polyphenols … to boost so many aspects of your health and well being.

But don’t forget the basics!

Ask yourself daily;

  • Did you take in enough water?
  • Are you feeling tense? What is the purpose of this tension?
  • Did you eat beyond your “I am full” signal?
  • WHY did you do so? Is this something recurring?

And the big question is.. Continue reading

An Immune Boosting Food Guide

Load your diet with NUTRIENTS to fortify your immune system and choose foods that are easy to digest by incorporating these 10 tips in your weekly meal plan.

The MOTHER of all antioxidant rich foods are BEANS. They contain even more disease fighting antioxidants than the media promoted berries. You will get top benefits with the small red bean, red kidney bean, pinto bean. Try to get beans in your weekly diet around 2 times per week. These also include lentils, fava beans and chickpeas.

Second in line come berries in all forms and colors.
The problem with berries is Continue reading

Diet #$%@& Guarantees Quick Weight Loss! Are you sure..? Let’s go through the Science

I would like to thank my friend and food technologist Loulwa Kalash for this interview. She wrote out the article and it was published in the American University of Beirut (AUB) university paper Outlook.
I would like to start by saying,
If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!
“Popular diets don’t necessarily mean healthy or balanced. That’s the case of most diets that have emerged in the last three decades such Atkins, Dukan, Zone and the South Beach diet.
The American Academy of Family Physicians warns that these fad diets don’t typically result in long-term weight loss and even some can be dangerous to health such as the cabbage soup diet, Hollywood diet, apple cider vinegar diet, and Acai berry diet (promoted by Oprah Winfrey).
How can one know how these diets are fads? Most of these diets promise a quick fix or are based on a simple study or have claims that sound too good to be true. They even eliminate one of the five essential food groups, promote a certain product or emphasize a “popular” lifestyle.
I asked Nour Hammami, a Licensed dietitian from the Lebanese ministry of Public health and currently pursuing her Masters in Nutrition, to give students some advice about the popular low carbohydrate (carb) -high protein diets.
Hammami claims that a low carb-high protein diet truly offers a fast and short term weight loss, but has certain backlash effects. Continue reading

Your own “Food that will Make You Fat” list

We have all heard of them, the personalized don’t eat any item of this list it’ll make you fat.

SCAMMED!

Some people who hold degrees in medicine or nutrition will do a blood test or body scan that they derive a personalized list of food that MAKES YOU FAT. There is no such list! There is no machine that tells you what your body cannot process and will thus go to fat. Continue reading