Category: Nutrition

Yes, detox is crucial – but avoid detox scams

Makers of today’s popular detox products present a tempting offer: undo a lifetime of unhealthy habits by drinking a special juice or tea for three days. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But I’m […]

The health benefits of fasting

A new USC-led study has shown that a diet designed to imitate the effects of fasting appears to reverse diabetes by reprogramming cells. The fasting-like diet promotes the growth of new insulin-producing […]

Eat your way to good mental health

Parkinson’s disease, autism and depression – could diet be the cause of these and other supposed diseases of the brain? An increasingly compelling body of scientific research suggests it is. Numerous studies […]

Why humans were never meant to eat grains

If you eat a diet that features popular foods like bread, pasta and rice, the chances are you eat a variety of grains every single day. And you’re not alone. These foods […]

Foods that reduce cancer risk – and how they do it

While cancer was previously considered a disease of bad luck, it is now more widely accepted as multifactorial in nature – with genetics, the ageing process and lifestyle all playing a part. […]

How the wrong foods age us

By Dr Max Sawaf Food – once eaten solely as a means of survival – is now deeply ingrained in every aspect of our lives. We eat food for pleasure, for comfort, […]

Can you keep the cellulite away?

Orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, hail damage… None of the terms commonly used to describe cellulite could be deemed flattering. And the medical names – adiposis oedematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus […]

Does sugar lead to heart disease?

As a general rule, if something is bad for our health, we are told about it. In 1964, for example, the American Surgeon General published a report confirming the link between smoking […]

Frozen foods: Knowing the good from the bad

To anyone with a busy lifestyle (hey, who doesn’t have one in Dubai?), those frozen food options can feel like a real gift. Not only is cooking from frozen convenient, but let’s be honest, those frozen pizzas sure taste good. Now while we of course know that the frozen pizza option – to take just one example – is far from good for us, what many are confused about is whether frozen foods in general are good or bad for our health. It all comes down to selection. Let’s have a closer look.

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