Advances in skincare creams and treatments as well as a focus on lifestyle modification have kept many of us looking younger than we really are. The exception is the belly area which just doesn’t seem to budge no matter what. HEALTH reveals the top ways to get rid of visceral fat. SELECT LOW GLYCEMIC, leanRead more about BELLY FAT IN MID AGE[...] Read More

The Sneaky Sugars Lurking in Your Child’s Diet

The sugar debate is never ending, but one sure fact is that our children are getting fatter and juvenile diabetes is on the rise. Could sugar be one of the leading culprits in this equation? HEALTH investigates. The following are simply sugar as labeled on food items Barley malt Brown sugar Corn syrup and cornRead more about The Sneaky Sugars Lurking in Your Child’s Diet[...] Read More

Understanding the Pain in Your Stomach

Here are four health problems related to your stomach and how to best treat them. 1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms: Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. For many people with IBS, the stomach is happiest when it is empty. Triggers: Gas or pressure in your intestine triggered by certain foods, medication, orRead more about Understanding the Pain in Your Stomach[...] Read More


Ruya, located at the fashionable Grosvenor House in the Dubai Marina, juxtaposes Anatolian food with contemporary innovation to serve up a Friday brunch in a fine dining setting that exudes understated sophistication. A very modern and expansive interior with live entertainment, Ruya has a designated cold portions section with a carefully curated assortment of everythingRead more about RUYA…. TURKISH FOOD WITH A MODERN TWIST[...] Read More


Infusing her healthy food vibes at the recent Dubai Food Festival, British cooking sensation Ella Mills, better known as ‘Deliciously Ella’, spoke to HEALTH about her culinary journey. HEALING WITH FOOD “I had suffered from Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, also known as PoTS and therefore, radically altered my diet to alleviate some of the symptoms. ToRead more about COOKING THE NATURAL WAY[...] Read More

Detox the Natural Way

Let’s face it; after a heavy holiday meal, we usually feel sluggish and tired. To help with this, HEALTH reveals some of the best natural foods that can help kick start your system into cleansing itself for optimal wellbeing. Lemon Water A warm cup of lemon and honey water on an empty stomach every earlyRead more about Detox the Natural Way[...] Read More


DIETITIAN’S TIP: Soba noodles are made with buckwheat and wheat flour. Here they’re topped with lean sirloin, fresh asparagus and broccoli florets to make a one-dish meal. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 ounces loin steak, cut into 1/2-inch strips 4 ounces dry soba noodles 2 cups chopped fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch segments 2 cups broccoliRead more about Recipes: STEAK WITH STEAMED VEGETABLES, SOBA NOODLES AND GINGER SAUCE[...] Read More

Movers & Shakers

An overload of homework and studies, combined with an increasing dependence on electronic gadgets for entertainment gives even more incentive to moms out there to prepare healthy, yet delicious school lunches. To make it easier, Dubai-based entrepreneur Sara Ghosn has created her home grown brand ‘Yum in a Box’ to provide nutritious and well-balanced meals to children between 2 to 10 yearsRead more about Movers & Shakers[...] Read More

Aimless Eating… Why We Do It

Just one more cookie or a tiny helping of pasta; we all do it. The question is why can’t we just say no? HEALTH delves deeper into the ways we can consciously control what we eat and keep the excess kilos at bay. The Brain Most of us don’t overeat because we are hungry; rather we indulge because our mind tells us to do so. According to Senior Nutritionist Lovely Ranganath, many people overeat to cope with the stresses ofRead more about Aimless Eating… Why We Do It[...] Read More