A good night sleep

10 interesting facts about lack of sleep and weight loss

Scientists believe that getting enough sleep is a critical aspect of weight management. That is why recent recommendations mention adequate diet, exercise, water and sleep.  This would explain why new parents and night shift workers who are sleep deprived; gain a great deal of weight. 1- Lack of sleep activates a small part of the…

Eshmoon Chocolate Jar

Eshmoon Holistics, a holistic and organic Lebanese brand

My recent hobby is discovering new Lebanese food brands that have understood the importance of clean ingredients and holistic foods. With that, I continue with a new discovery: Eshmoon Holistics. I have interviewed Samer Toutounji, the founder of Eshmoon Holistics to try and understand what motivated him into venturing into the organic and holistic field. What is…

Nutella

11 facts you absolutely need to know about Nutella

Before you open the jar and dip into it, read these very important facts about Nutella. 1- Half the calories in Nutella are from sugar, and the other half are from fat. 2- Nutella’s main ingredient is modified palm oil, highly refined and processed oil that causes health problems if consumed regularly. 3- Only about 4%…

Garlic Pesto

Healing properties of Garlic

Native to Central Asia, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Its usage predates written history. Hippocrates and Aristotle cited numerous therapeutic uses for garlic. It has been used throughout the world to treat atherosclerosis, coughs, dandruff, diarrhea, hypertension, hysteria, toothache and many other conditions. Nutritional Highlights & Health Benefits: Garlic…

Avocado on toast

Healing properties of Avocado

Why I love avocados and have one on a daily basis? Avocado is a fruit and its prime season is during December. When harvested the flesh is hard, but with time it softens to a buttery texture. Nutritional Highlights & Health Benefits: Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as potassium,…

The original USDA Food Pyramid

The conspiracy of the Food Pyramid

To start, the Food Pyramid represents the dietary recommendations that the USDA (United Sates Department of Agriculture) has set up for the American public. It was created originally to educate the consumers on what healthy eating represents. The first food pyramid was terribly misleading and had not been updated with the latest nutritional research. It…

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