Study Links Fluoride to Cardiovascular Disease

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New study shows connection between fluoride consumption and hardening of the arteries. Our previous post on fluoride brought up some startling facts on the dangers lurking in our water. Water laced with fluoride, that is. The list of ills associated with fluoridated water is long and scary: Alzheimer’s, asthma, cancer, arthritis, thyroid dysfunction are among […]

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Vimto’s Moldy Soft Drink Recalled in Dubai

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Dubai Municipality seizes thousands of Vimto soft drink bottles infested with floating fungi. Vimto is the Middle East’s favorite soft drink. It’s especially appreciated as an instant energy boost after the daily fast during Ramadan month. We’re well aware that juice and sugary soft drinks increase risk of liver damage. To compound the soft-drink danger in […]

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Stevia Sweeteners Now Approved in Israel

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No-calories, almost no side effects, and naturally sweet. Israel, meet stevia. Israel’s Ministry of Health approved the use of powdered stevia herb as a natural “table sweetener,” says Israel Solodoch, director of Nufar Natural Products, Israel’s main supplier of stevia-based products. Known in Central and South America for centuries, the sweet leaf has gained popularity […]

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Moroccan Fekka Cookies RECIPE

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Crunchy, just-sweet-enough tidbits that perfectly match  a hot cuppah. Hospitality is a fine art in the Middle East, with traditions to dictate every gesture. A guest will always be offered tea, coffee, and one or more old-fashioned sweets, like kanafeh pastry, or silky malabi, or light fekka cookies. The traditional fekka  is baked twice, like […]

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Egypt’s Red Sea Sharks Face Extinction

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The Arab Spring in Egypt has been a failure for sharks. Since last year’s political uprising, and consequent deterioration of law enforcement, poachers supplying restaurants with illicit shark fins have driven the Red Sea shark population down by as much as 80 percent, reports Egypt Independent. In 2006, laws prohibiting trading in sharks were passed, […]

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Roots to Fruits: Eat Pea Pods, Cauliflower Leaves, and Onion Peels

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Avoid food waste – eat your peels, roots and vegetable “waste” like pea pods, onion skins and cauliflower leaves. Want another reason to feel virtuous? Alright – remind yourself that your local landfill isn’t one tiny bit fuller because you cooked. But let’s not dwell on smelly, pollution-charged landfills when we’re contemplating dinner. Let’s look […]

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Applesauce for Hanukkah Latkehs RECIPE

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Make your own applesauce for Hannukah meals this year. It’s surprisingly easy. Apples are in full season – just when they’re urgently needed. For cooking down into applesauce, of course, because during the Hebrew holiday of Hannukah, those delicious latkehs need that sweet apple touch for toppings. If you need a traditional latkeh recipe, here […]

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How to make your own moss graffiti (RECIPE)

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Express your green views for all to see – right on the walls of your house, restaurant or office. It’s the hottest trend in urban agriculture, after hydroponics and vertical farming. This way you can literally green your walls: create whimsically-shaped words and images out of live moss to decorate your outside walls. The environmentally-conscious […]

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RECIPE: Easy Moroccan Orange Salad

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A slightly sweet, floral salad that goes surprisingly well with tomatoes and onions. Does this seem more like dessert than a side dish? Yet this ultra-easy salad of orange slices works well next to the main dish as well as after the meal. Children love it, and it’s a good way to get some vitamin […]

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Freekah, Feta and Fig Salad RECIPE

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This hearty freekah-based salad combines earthy, pungent, and sweet tastes. Perfect for winter eating. Freekah is one of Green Prophet’s favorite superfoods. It’s so nutritious, it shouldn’t even taste good – which it does. And it’s versatile. You can substitute it for rice in many recipes, such as our Lebanese Lentil Soup. Always searching for […]

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