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Spearmint

Spearmint Mentha Spicata, is a type of mint similar to peppermint. It is a perennial plant, meaning it lives from year to year. It has a pleasant sweet taste.  Companies use it frequently in flavoring mouthwash, toothpaste, chewing gum and candy. You can enjoy this herb as a tea, since you can brew the fresh...

by September 9, 2021September 9, 2021
Sugar, Health and immunity
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Sugar, Health and immunity

When a foreign material such as a microbe, plant pollen or a chemical, invades the body, our immune system becomes activated. This often triggers a process called inflammation. This is a part of the body’s natural healing process. Chronic inflammation can cause several chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, cancer and others....

by November 18, 2020September 9, 2021
Losing Belly Fat
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Losing Belly Fat

There are many ads on social media claiming to have the secret to get rid of belly fat in one pill or trick. These ads seem so tempting and a lot of people spend hundreds and thousands of dollars trying everything and anything to shed the belly fat away and have a flat stomach. But...

Olive oil: Good or bad?
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Olive oil: Good or bad?

Recently, people are interested to know how specific foods and a balanced diet promote health. The prevention of chronic disease such as heart disease and cancer is of major concern.  As part of this trend, healthy eating especially the Mediterranean diet are becoming more popular. The Mediterranean diet is known for the high consumption of...

Cinnamon
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Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the most important spices used daily all over the world. It contains vital oils and other derivatives that give it an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anticancer, and other capacities. Cinnamon also has many activities against neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Traditionally, ancient people used it for medicinal and health...

by February 12, 2020February 13, 2020
Cumin and its benefits
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Cumin and its benefits

Cumin is a spice with many benefits. In this blog, we will explore the origin or cumin and its different uses.  What is cumin?  Cumin originated in Egypt. Ancient Egyptians used it both as a spice and as an element in preserving mummies. It comes from the dried seed of a plant known as Cuminum...

The Pollution Diet
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The Pollution Diet

We live in a polluted environment. Lebanon ranks as one of the most polluted areas in the Middle East, as shown by a recent study in 2019. Along with Iraq, Lebanon has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide. Moreover, the environment must have become more polluted especially after the massive fires that devoured the Lebanese...

by November 23, 2019November 23, 2019
Diet and Breast cancer
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Diet and Breast cancer

Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy in women today. There are many believes about diet and breast cancer incidence and recurrence especially when it comes to alcohol consumption, weight gain and being overweight. More studies are supporting the role that dietary factors can play in both the development and prevention of BC. I...

Protect Earth, Protect your health!
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Protect Earth, Protect your health!

Environmental problems are booming all over the world. If we don’t start taking action real soon, we will be in an environmental disaster. Everything around us is polluted; we are breathing polluted air, drinking contaminated water and eating food saturated with chemicals and antibiotics. All this is directly affecting our health and causing so many...

by September 11, 2019October 31, 2019
Staying hydrated
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Staying hydrated

During these hot summer days, it is very important to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is very important for staying healthy and maintain the functions of every system including the heart, brain and muscles. The fluids in the body carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation. People who don’t drink...