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By Zeina Bachir Despite its many health benefits, most of the population doesn’t seem to be eating enough dietary fiber. But why is fiber so important, and how can you make sure you're getting enough? "Fiber aids in the reduction of total and LDL cholesterol by binding to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and moving it out of circulation,” It has also been proven to reduce the body's blood sugar response to...
The Deal with Pre & Post Workout Meals By Zeina Bachir There are so many schools of thought on when and what we should be eating before and after a workout. In my years of working as a Dietician in Dubai, I've been asked about this topic endlessly.  The most important thing to remember is: Everybody is different. What works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another. What you can do is try out different methods and...
By Zeina Bachir The new way of “living” is unprecedented for many of us. Things are scary and uncertain and for most of us it is the first of a kind experience and hopefully will be the last.  Mind-body interaction has been shown to be important and impressive in achieving the way the body can get itself back to normal function. I am going to share a habit I started few weeks ago to help bring some structure, control...
By Zeina Bachir Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet especially these days can boost your immune system and help protect from diseases and reduce illnesses from infections like the COVID-19 and others.  Eating for a healthy gut cannot be any simpler so I will be sharing the main habits you need to adopt.  It is important to know that your GUT HEALTH impacts several different factors such as body weight, skin health, mood,...
Zeina Bachir has obtained a Nutrition and Dietetics degree from the American University in Beirut and joined the Imperial College London Diabetes Center short after. She then completed her Masters degree in Food Science Management in the UK and then joined the Dubai Diabetes Center ( formerly know as Joslin Diabetes Center) in 2009.  Recent Articles:  Are you having enough fiber? The Deal with Pre & Post...