5 Egyptian Food Brands for Healthy & Clean Eating


Recently, there is a growing awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and eating clean. Several people are now veering towards healthier living habits exploring the benefits of following balanced diets and giving up on some ingredients that can be harmful to the body such as gluten and refined sugar.

Though Egypt is already known for its rich food culture and dishes deliciously cooked with ghee and butter, several local brands succeeded in providing healthier yet utterly delicious alternatives made with premium quality ingredients and the best of local produce. Here is a roundup of brands

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Healthy Breakfast Foods Dietitians Say You Should Be Eating


To eat breakfast or to not eat breakfast, that is the ultimate question. Breakfast is a hot topic among dietitians and health experts, yet a majority do believe that eating breakfast is better for your health. While some point out that you should only eat breakfast if you actually feel hungry, others say it’s important fuel to get you through the morning—especially if you started the day with a hard workout.

“It’s important to eat a nutritious breakfast that is going to fuel your morning and set you up for success the rest of the day,” says Rima Kleiner, MS,

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The No. 1 Healthy Food You’re Not Eating Enough of, According to a Dietitian


“Beans, beans, the magical fruit … “

Yeah, yeah, yeah—we’ve all heard this little ditty (which has certainly stood the test of time since my kids now sing it themselves).

As a registered dietitian I know that beans deserve more respect—and should be relegated as the butt of jokes.

Yes, beans give you gas—but they do so much more for you health-wise.

And, while we’re rectifying the reputation of beans, let’s get something else straight: The overall category of beans is actually called “pulses.” Though the words pulses and beans are used interchangeably, they do have distinct meaning.

Photo credit: Men's Health


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One Surprising Health Effect of Not Eating Meat, New Study Says


Perhaps Meatless Monday meals should occur a few more days a week. According to research that was presented at the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), vegetarians are likely to have healthier biomarkers—measurements that offer a clinical assessment—compared to meat lovers.

Study authors from the University of Glasgow examined the self-reported diet habits of healthy adults (ages 37 to 73) in the United Kingdom. After dividing the men and women into two groups—vegetarians (4,111 of the volunteers) and meat-eaters (a total of 166,516 people)—the investigators observed 19 blood and urine biomarkers associated with various chronic conditions and diseases.

And here’s

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Healthy Foods Dietitians Say You Should Be Eating Every Day


Heading to the grocery store without a grocery list almost always never goes well. Without a game plan for what foods to buy and what meals to make, it’s easy to aimlessly walk around those grocery aisles and just plop food in your basket. If you ever find yourself with this conundrum after a busy week, don’t sweat it—there are a variety of healthy foods you can grab that even dietitians recommend you should eat every day that will easily make all kinds of healthy, nutritious meals.

In general, any whole, real foods will work well for a healthy diet.

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Developing and Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits with Ease

By Michael Ormsbee, PhDFlorida State University
Edited by Kate Findley and proofread by Angela Shoemaker, The Great Courses Daily

If you’re like most people, you might begin your journey into healthy eating with enthusiasm—perhaps as part of a New Year’s Resolution—but lose steam after a bit. Professor Ormsbee suggests simple ways to get back on track.

Man chopping vegetables in kitchen
When establishing healthy eating habits, try to make better choices by paying attention to your level of hunger and type of nutritious foods. Photo By Alliance Images / Shutterstock

How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits?

As you start developing healthy habits, it’s

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