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There are a lot of options among meal delivery plans in the UAE, including keto, paleo, calorie-reduced, Mediterranean and plant-based. But none of them are designed to trick your body into thinking it is fasting by providing maximum nutrition in the least amount of calories possible. While this may sound like the latest fad diet, the makers of ProLon say their Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) is the the exact opposite: a cell-cleaning, stem-cell regenerating program...

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I didn’t always crave sugar or feel shame when I ate it. When I was a toddler, my mother used to leave me a little pile of raisins or marshmallows on the kitchen table so I could grab a snack when I wanted. By all accounts I hate them sparingly and happily. When I was a little older, she’d hand me a little bag of soft banana candies from the corner store when we went...

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People sure are interested in the Keto diet here in the UAE: Searches for ketogenic have shot up more than 1,000 percent in the UAE over the last three years, according to survey for the new year conducted by digital marketing suite SEMrush.. And while lots of people may be eating paleo, the same survey found searches for that way of eating have fallen by 19 percent in the same period. The ketogenic diet recommends...

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This article is part of #HOWSWEETITISN’T — a series in which livehealthy.ae takes a closer look at how sugar affects our health. When cutting down on refined sugar, it is natural to try to replace that sweet taste with what can be perceived as guilt-free substitutes.  In many ways sugars found in honey, maple syrup and other natural forms can be a healthier alternative, because they also contain nutrients not found in refined table sugar. But they...

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#HOWSWEETITISNT is a series of articles, infographics and videos, where livehealthy.ae takes a closer look at scientific and anecdotal evidence telling us why and how the sugar we love to eat is hurting our health – and what we need to do about it.  I do love coffee, and enjoy one on most days, although there was a time when I thought I’d have to say goodbye to my daily cup of caffeine-fuelled good vibes. ...

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After years of frustration at the lack of nutritious, special dietary produce available in the UAE, Salama Al Muhairi decided to take matters into her own hands. In 2016, the Emirati entrepreneur created Soil Store, a company dedicated to providing healthier food and drink options for the people of Abu Dhabi.  Initially operating as a pop-up shop at locations across the capital, her nomadic business finally put down some permanent roots in late 2019, moving...

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HOW SWEET IT ISN’T: On December 1, the UAE government enacted its first-ever tax on sugary drinks. And on January 1, many people will vow once again to change their eating habits for good. That’s why livehealthy.ae is taking a closer look at scientific and anecdotal evidence telling us that the sugar we love to eat is hurting our health. It is potentially more addictive than tobacco, harder to metabolize than fat and wreaks havoc...

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The UAE has seen exponential growth in the health and fitness industry over the last few years and it shows no sign of slowing down. We asked a woman who is always ahead of the curve – personal trainer, nutrition coach and fitness journalist, Devinder Bains – to talk us through the big health and fitness trends for 2020: all the new classes, gadgets and foods that we’ll be loving as we enter the new...

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If you’re living an active lifestyle that involves working out frequently, you’re probably familiar with one of the most-used and oldest supplements available –  protein powder.   Since it first appeared in the 1950s, protein powder has evolved through many stages into the supplement it is today.  Throughout those transitions, one thing has remained constant: protein powder can be a quick and convenient way to meet your daily protein needs.  Why is protein so important? Protein...

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HOW SWEET IT ISN’T: On December 1, the UAE government enacted its first-ever tax on sugary drinks. And on January 1, many people will vow once again to change their eating habits for good. That’s why livehealthy.ae is taking a closer look at scientific and anecdotal evidence telling us that the sugar we love to eat is hurting our health. Sugar has been vilified by doctors and nutritionists who warn the sweet stuff is the...