Posts in the ‘Food & Health’ Category

Not-So ‘Pretty in Pink’: The Politics of Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of it. Every October since 1985, the world has been awash with pink. Pink ribbons, pink t-shirts, pink marathons. Even pink food and drink. The branding of every major company turns a pink tide, clamouring to show their support. Our kids come home

The Rise of the Veggie Burger

There is a plant-based revolution taking place in the culinary world and the latest dish to get a vegan makeover is the classic hamburger. In fact, veggie burgers are now all the rage and for good reason! Cutting animal products out of your diet has scientifically-proven benefits for your health. It is also better for

The Best Self-Care Habits to Help Manage Stress

Finding routine self-care habits to manage stress is an incredibly important, yet personal, journey. Stress is a hormonal response from your body that occurs when an event in your life, whether physical, spiritual, or mental, is categorized as a danger. While we all experience short-term stress occasionally, long-term stress is a serious ailment that can

Rise of the Zero Waste Stores

Every time I make it down to my local supermarket and browse around for supplies I tend to get a sinking feeling. Most of the items I seek come packed in some form of plastic, paper, foam (polystyrene), tin or glass. In one shopping trip we amass so much soon-to-be trash! So, is all this

7 Smoothie Recipes to Rock Your Summer

In our recent blog, ‘Six Ways to Eat and Drink Right for Hydration’, we discussed the important ways of getting the liquid levels you need to keep your system in balance during the summer months. No one likes to be sluggish, woozy, and covered in crocodile skin, am I right? Some of the ways we

Six Ways to Drink and Eat Right for Hydration

Well, we can pretty much say summer is now upon us! If you live in the Middle East like I do, this season can be very hot and even humid in many parts of the region! As temperatures soar, we can easily get dehydrated, especially if we are also spending long hours outdoors. In fact,

Spring Detox For The Mind, Body And Soul

Spring has sprung! We just sauntered through the Spring Equinox, the exact moment when there’s precisely an equal amount of day and night. It’s the beginning of the new astrological year and the birth of spring. During spring season, we slowly leave the dark winter nights that moved us inward to a more upward movement.

Walnut: The Superhero of the Nut Family

Nuts are both delicious and nutritious, and you will always find them mentioned among superfoods. They are a great source of fiber, protein and unsaturated healthy fats. Plus they are amazing snacks, being tasty and fulfilling. I must say however, out of all the crunchy, energy-packed little nuggets out there; walnuts actually come first on

Pure Water: The Essence of Health and Wellbeing in Our Lives

What’s In Our Household Water? Water is truly the essence of life and access to it is an inherent right. What we use to drink, cook and bathe in should be of the highest quality. However, in reality, this is not usually the case, and access to safe and clean water is becoming increasingly difficult

How are Fruits and Vegetables Commercially Produced in Lebanon?

Have you ever found yourself standing in the supermarket wondering if you should fork out a little more and go for the organic lettuce or just go for the non-organic (conventional) one? You may wonder if there is a real difference between the two or not. Maybe, it’s mostly ‘hype’ that makes us believe there

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