Healthy Tips

Cheese is a wonderful source of protein, calcium and phosphorus, it is however, a major source of saturated fat as well!

Many cheeses are naturally lower in fat than others. These include low-fat mozzarella, cottage cheese, parmesan and feta cheese.

Cheddar, halloumi, Brie, camembert and Swiss cheeses have higher fat content if not consumed in their reduced fat form.

Lemons are very rich in vitamin C and potassium, the cancer fighting antioxidant. One medium size lemon gives you 17 calories and about 80% of your daily potassium need.

Squeeze a lemon in your salad, tea, water, drinks and enjoy!

Grape juice, especially red grape juice is very tasty and has great health value. It: Reduces the risk of blood clots
Reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol
Prevents damage to blood vessels in your heart
Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure. It is full of antioxidants that prevent aging, cancer cells production and increase your immunity!

Proteins are very important because they are the body building blocks; provide us with essential amino acids that the body can synthesize. 1 gram of protein gives us 4 kcal and makes us feel full for a longer time.

There is nothing like a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer day.
It has so many health benefits

1 - It is full of antioxidants that fight cancer cells.
2 - High concentration of vitamin C boosting the immune system.
3 - Contain beta carotene = vitamin A for sight.
4 - Rich with B vitamins that are important for energy production.

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Papaya is a rich source of vitamin A and C. One-half of a small papaya can provide 150% of the recommended dietary intake of Vitamin C. It is low in calories, fat free, cholesterol free, and a good source of potassium, folate, and fiber.
1/2 papaya or 140 grams gives 70 calories and 19 gram carbohydrates.

Tabasco sauce is a worldwide favoraite sauce for those who like food Hot and spicy. It is very suitable for diet and weight loss because it has no calorie, no fat, no carbohydrates and no proteins.

It is mostly made of red pepper that contains a substance called capsaicin that is found to help in weight loss and increase of metabolic rate for a specific period of time.

For cafe latte lovers, one "short" cup of whole- fat milk has 110 calories and one “tall” cup has 180 calories.

To reduce the calories, drink the skimmed milk latte with 70 calorie for the "short” and only 100 calorie for the “tall " cup.

Enjoy your morning with guilt free!

Chestnut is one of our favorite winter treats. Unlike other nuts and seeds it is relatively low in calorie (30 grams - one hand full) of it contain 70 calories mostly in form of carbohydrates. It is sodium free, and contains potassium and folate. In addition, it is high in dietary fiber and has no cholesterol or trans-fat.

White tea has been newly introduced into the healthy food category. The major difference between white and other forms of tea, is that white tea leaves are harvested very young and they undergo less processing , which makes it one of the most powerful antioxidants and anticancer.
Enjoy your morning!

30 grams of spinach contain 7 calories, 24mg sodium, vitamin A, C, iron, Calcium and 1 gram of fibers. Spinach is rich with all the essential vitamins and minerals!

Eat well, live healthy!

Do we really need to pursue an active lifestyle? Sometimes just the thought of exercise seems to be hard. The truth of the matter is that you will be a much healthier person if you remain physically active.

Exercise helps in:
1. Increasing bone density
2. Increasing muscle mass
3. Improving balance
4. Improving ability of muscle to take up blood glucose
5. Reducing body fat so looking better and youthful
6. Increasing confidence

Being vegetarian means having a healthy lifestyle. But with a vegetarian lifestyle, you should consider alternative sources for getting some of the most important vitamins and minerals such as iron , B12 , zinc , calcium and vitamin D as they are more available in animal products! Supplementation can be recommended!

Pineapple is very rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers. It is full of Magnesium, Vitamin C, and Copper and contains no fat, protein or cholesterol. Pineapples contain Bromelain, a natural enzyme with anti-inflammatory and digestation improvement effect.

1 cup of pineapple juice gives you 78 calorie mostly in the form of carbohydrates and sugar.

Eating well is key to maintaining strength, energy, healthy immune system and general lung heath. The key to a healthy and balanced diet is not to ban or omit any foods or food groups but to balance what you eat by consuming a variety of foods in the right proportions. At a high level, the basic elements of a healthy diet include the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water.

Mild, tender black beans are full of heart-healthy nutrients including folate, antioxidants and magnesium for lowering blood pressure. They also contain fiber, which help control both cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

The “My Plate” icon was chosen as an easy way to remind people to be mindful of what they put on their plates. The plate is divided into four sections: Fruits (20%), Grains (30%), Protein (20%), and Vegetables (30%), with a suggested glass of milk alongside it to represent dairy intake.

Enjoy a health plate!!

Edamame! These young soybeans are among the healthiest snacks you can find. A third of a cup has more than 8 g of protein and 4 g of fiber to help keep you full. As a bonus, you will get nearly 10% of your recommended daily allowance of iron.

Saturated Fat : 0.5 g, sodium: 4.5 mg, cholesterol: 0 mg

It is true that many people want to lose weight for health reasons, but it is also true that the other primary reason for weight loss is the desire to look good. This is certainly acceptable because how we look, greatly affects how we feel about ourselves! Increase your self-Esteem!

Water is your body's major nutrient, and makes up 70% to 75% of your total body weight. Everyone should drink 8 glasses of water per day. Even more in case of problems with weight.

Drink water to get rid of the water retention! Sounds weird?
The more salt you consume, the more fluids you need to dilute it.
Drink plenty of water to get rid of the water retention and to clean your body.

Who wouldn’t love a cheat meal between now and then?
Having a healthy lifestyle does not mean skipping all your favorite food! You can enjoy eating everything in MODERATION while making the smartest choice!

Prunes are full of antioxidants, hardly contain any fat and are good source of vitamin A and K. they are also rich source of potassium, copper and magnesium.

3 pieces contain 60 calories and 3.5 grams of fiber, making them have prefect laxatives effect.

Coffee and tea are the most consumed beverages in Kuwait.

Try not to drink them directly after your meal. They contain substances that decrease the absorption of essential minerals like iron. Enjoy drinking coffee and tea moderately without addition. They are calorie free and contain caffeine, which helps boosting your metabolism!

Eating tuna regularly helps you get essential nutrients for a healthy life.
Tuna is full of proteins that are important for muscle growth and repair. It helps you feel more satisfied for a longer period of time.
Tuna is an available source of Omega -3. These unsaturated fatty acids (good fat) help maintain brain, eye and heart health.
Tuna is a low energy density food, so it is low in calories.
It is recommended to eat at least 2 to 3 servings of fish a week!

Carrots are very healthy kind of vegetables. They contain a good amount of dietary fibers, minerals (K, Ca, Mg), vitamins (B complex) and antioxidants.

Vitamin A contained in carrots preserves and improves your eyesight, and helps fighting viral infections.

1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt with 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries and ice make up a very healthy, cold and refreshing smoothie with only less than 100 calories to count, giving you calcium and antioxidants.

Enjoy food, Enjoy healthier choices.

For a healthy heart cut down on salt, sugar and trans fat; using fresh herbs can give your dishes healthy light flavors and a boost of antioxidants.

Dark chocolate has about 80% cocoa and is a great source of antioxidants Flavonoids which help in lowering blood pressure, improve blood vessels health and control bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Cocoas’ benefits in reducing the risk factors of both hypertension and diabetes are obvious.

Having a 20 g bar of dark chocolate twice a week is recommended.

Almost all women have to deal with cellulite at some point in their lives!
Eat asparagus. Studies show that this vegetable has the ability to clean the system and prevent cellulite.

Eat melon and watermelon. These fruits are very high in water. You need them to prevent cellulite.

Follow a low –fat diet, high in fiber. Stay away of fried food or at least start by decreasing it if you cannot stop it right away.

Exercise regularly. Take a 45 minutes walk four times a week.

Drink 2 Liters of water daily, specifically 2 glasses before each meal. Unlike the popular belief, drinking water treats this problem.

Almond is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, potassium, and vitamin E and the good fat needed for heart health. All these vitamins and minerals play a key role in preventing blood clotting in the heart, in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and in lowering the chances of heart attacks and strokes.

Walnuts! This kind of nuts is the highest in omega-3 fatty acids, which is also found in salmon and tuna.

As you know by now, omega-3 plays a big role in decreasing triglyceride levels, slows the growth of plaques in the arteries, and is important for normal brain functions.

Crunchy vegetables have a high mechanical cleansing action : Munch on carrot, celery, cucumber sticks. Eat more peppers, radishes and cress.

Chewing a gum helps clean teeth by removing debris. Choose a gum that contains Sorbitol as it has a therapeutic antibacterial action.

Fluorine : This is a trace element found in mineral water. Drink more water to get more fluorine!

Cigarettes and coffee are the enemies of white teeth!

Never use diet pills! These pills work on the brains neurons. They cause depression for some people. They also work by imitating the body enzymes responsible of breaking down the food we eat.

They cause:

Increased heart beats
Increased blood pressure
Sweating
Constipation
Insomnia
Excessive thirst
Drowsiness
Headache
Dry mouth
Abdominal cramps
Water, electrolytes, and vitamins loss

Vitamin B12 is found in animal products such as meat, shellfish, milk, cheese, and eggs. People consuming sufficient amounts of animal products are less likely to develop vitamin B12 deficiency anemia unless their bodies cannot absorb it from food. Strict vegetarians (vegans) who do not eat animal products and babies of mothers who are strict vegetarians are at increased risk for developing anemia and should take supplements containing vitamin B12!

Vitamin D is crucial for proper bone growth. Any deficiency could result in osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, depression and chronic pain.

Include these foods in your diet, as they are very high in vitamin D : Fish oil, Mollusks, Salmon, Sardines in oil, Soymilk, formula milk for babies enriched with vitamin D, margarine, cheese, beef liver and egg yolk.

We should note that Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, so it cannot be found in zero fat products unless these products were fortified with vitamin D.

Super stars, Tomatoes! They contain Lycopene, the healthy antioxidant. Unlike other nutrients, Lycopene is increased by cooking. Research shows that Lycopene is easier to absorb by the body when heated. Meaning that tomato paste and tomato based soups are great ways to increase your Lycopene intake!

Cooked tomatoes are the number one food preventing prostate cancer!

There are so many different ways to manage or prevent stress. The most efficient solution is to follow a healthy lifestyle, specifically a healthy diet.

Saturated and Trans fatty acids (the bad fat) put stress on your cardiovascular system, and cause emotional instability.

Avoid junk foods, foods high in salt such as ham, sausage, yellow cheeses, French fries

Have brown breads and toasts, as well as oatmeal or branflakes in the morning. Make your lunch rich in vegetables.

Sushi is healthy because it has low- fat ingredients, but some choices are healthier and even lower in fat than others:

Avoid sushi prepared with mayonnaise. Mayonnaise contains 90 calories of fat in a single tablespoon.

Sushi rolls are usually prepared with mayonnaise. On average, one roll contains 90 to 300 calories depending on the ingredients and the size.

Some crunchy rolls are fried and even topped with extra mayo mixture, so avoid these ones! You can request no mayo in your items!

Eating 2 apples a day lowers your cholesterol levels up to 10 %. Drinking an apple juice 3 times a day cleans your system. It has an antioxidant effect and enhances immunity.

Apples prevent constipation because of their high fiber content.

Keep your apples in the refrigerator, if not, they will decay fast.

Dates are extremely rich in dietary fiber that prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut, and so reduces cholesterol. Dates are also good laxative, especially for chronic constipation problems.

Dates are excellent source of iron for people who suffer from iron deficiency or anemia. Iron, a component of hemoglobin inside the red blood cells carries the oxygen to the blood.

Cranberries are naturally low in calories, fat and sodium.

They are good source of potassium and dietary fiber.

Recent research suggests that many forms of cranberries are beneficial to heart health. According to the British Journal of Nutrition, beside the fresh fruit and 100 % juice products, other foods containing cranberry such as cranberry muffins, cranberry sauces or even mixed juices containing cranberries also proved to lower LDL and increase HDL.

Gooseberry fruit is the richest source of Vitamin C! It contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and immune-enhancing properties and is widely used in different medicines. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the average adult diet requires at least 20g of fiber per day. 1 cup of fresh gooseberries supplies 6.5g of dietary fiber.

Take a bite of it then drink a sip of water... Water will be flavored and gives your mouth a sweet taste.

It is the best way to be encouraged to drink more water. It is a great idea for children who do not like the taste of plain water!

3 pieces (150 g) contain 60 calories!