Healthy Oat & Raisin Cookies: Your Body will Thank You! – By Dalia Al Saad


Serves 10 (2 cookies per person);
Total calories: 205 per cookie

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Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran


 

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Black Seeds

The black seed, also called Nigella Sativa, is known as the cure for “everything but death”. It is believed to be first found in ancient Egypt and is widely used for cooking purposes, often being paired with cumin or coriander to spice bread or baked goods. Sensitive to weather and soil condition the black seed is commonly found in the Mediterranean region. As well as being used in several cuisines, the black seed is customarily used for medicinal purposes, to cure certain illnesses and for overall health and well-being. It contains amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, alkaloids and many other compounds that help heal our bodies. Continue reading “Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran”

Say Goodbye to White Flour ~ By Zatasha Kiran


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White flour is basically wholewheat flour that has been heavily processed, bleached and stripped of the two main components that make it nutritious, bran and germ. This process also gets rid of fibre which helps us digest it easily and all vitamins in the flour that benefit us, therefore raising the risk of diabetes and many other diseases and providing us with nothing more than good taste! Switching to healthier alternatives can help reduce bloating, give us more energy by consuming more nutrients and helping us to feel less lethargic and even help with hair, skin and overall health. Below are some healthy alternatives to white flour along with some recipes for you to try out.

Almond Flour Brownies

Almond flour is is a great source of vitamin E. It also contains iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium and other minerals as well as being gluten free.

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Is it Coffee or Caffeine? – By Dr. Hilana Omar


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Coffee lovers are people who appreciate coffee in every way. Their mornings can’t start without it. Their moods swing along with its aroma into rainbows and butterflies. On the other side, normal people can’t seem to understand a love like that, and the first comment we hear is how unhealthy it is and how one will soon die with a heart attack because one has had 2-3 cups of coffee a day.

Debates and arguments over this topic are endless. Articles are being posted here and there with different information that lack evidence, and still not convincing enough. As a doctor and a coffee lover myself, I couldn’t stop myself from going through researches and studies published for the past 11 years and honestly what i found was astonishingly interesting. These articles are a result of 38 hours of reading and researching, I hope it will be beneficial to everyone.

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Beat it! ~ By Zatasha Kiran


Ways to combat common illness:

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1. For sore and itchy throats cut a lemon in half, remove the seeds and squeeze the juice out. Drink the fresh lemon juice immediately (gargle it a little too if you’re brave enough!) You can repeat this as many times as you like. Continue reading “Beat it! ~ By Zatasha Kiran”

Turmeric Healing Properties – By Zatasha Kiran


 

 

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Turmeric is a plant derived from the ginger family usually found in southwest India and  a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine. Although traditionally used with food it is also highly beneficial for your health and is used as a medical herb. Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin, an active ingredient. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It has great benefits for your body and brain. It helps boost brain activity, improves memory and can help fight, reduce or even reverse brain dysfunction. It also has beneficial effects on factors known to provoke heart disease. Continue reading “Turmeric Healing Properties – By Zatasha Kiran”

Fasting: Rehab Your Body – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi


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In many religions, fasting is considered one of the most common rituals. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions promote fasting as an obligation or a way to get closer to God. This has been studied lately leading to the discovery of interesting health and spiritual benefits of fasting.

Fasting in many cultures is the willing of abstinence (or reduction of) from all or some food, drink, or both for some period of time. It is believed that it’s a great spiritual exercise for the soul to learn how to control one’s desires.
Other than the fact that fasting helps reduce weight, it helps remove toxins and waste products from the body. In addition, many people who perform the habit of fasting feel more energetic, which is met by a surprise because they believe it is the ingestion of food that gives them energy. This is not very far from the truth,  however, the body needs some rest every once in a while from the energy consuming process of digestion, especially if bad dietary habits are involved. And since the majority of people have unhealthy dietary habits, many dietary centers encourage intermittent fasting as a way of “resetting” the body.

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