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You’re Following The WRONG Diet

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It’s safe to say that eating right is a way lot easier than it used to be, especially since the market is filled with options that satisfy any eating plan of your choosing. However, with so many foods readily available, it’s easy to stumble upon options that may seem innocently healthy at first but prove to be much worse than the foods you are trying to give up. So, we’ve prepared a list of food-swaps that may seem healthful to you, but they may not be so!

 

  • Glutin-free baked goodies!

    “Gluten-free does not mean it’s healthier,” Galvin Smith said. In fact, to make processed gluten-free products taste good, she said that companies often have to add more ingredients. Sometimes, this process allows gluten-free items to pack on more carbs and sugar than the regular version, she explained.
  • Organic cookies may not be better.


    “Organic cookies from a health food store do not usually provide additional nutritional benefits over conventional cookies,” said registered dietitian Summer Yule, MS, RDN. Many organic cookies are still loaded with added sugar and refined flour, she explained.
  • Low-fat milk vs. full cream.

    “I would argue that low-fat flavored milk is not beneficial over plain whole milk,” Yule told INSIDER. A cup of low-fat chocolate milk and a cup of plain whole milk contain about the same amount of calories, she said.
  • Cream cheese vs. light cheese (low-fat).

    Cream cheese may be a delicious alternative to cheese. However, Davidson explained that this food item is very low in protein. “One ounce (two tablespoons) of low-fat cream cheese contains about 70 calories and only about six grams of fat, but only two grams of protein,” she said. On the other hand, she noted that an ounce of cheddar cheese, although around 110 calories and nine grams of fat, contains about seven grams of protein.

 

 

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5 places that serve the best burgers in town

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Burgers started to taste like actual beef when it became more than just a fast food meal, and now burger places are stuffed with people who appreciate fine gourmet. These restaurants are dominating the burger scene, and are constantly offering new toppings, new flavors and new burger inventions that appeal to the taste buds of foodaholics.

The following is a list of must try restaurants, for those of you who appreciate real meat.

1.Lucille’s

The restaurant was praised years ago by one of the US biggest magazines, the Time. Not only was it casually mentioned, but the title also read ‘The world’s best hamburger is in Egypt.” So yeah, from all the states of America, the writer fell for Lucille’s burgers, and so will you!

Where: Maadi

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lucilles_bbq?

2. Daddy’s burger

Targeting the ones with a good appetite and a stomach for real food. Daddy’s burger offers the juiciest burgers, and are also known for their cheese generosity. Besides their cheese filled burgers, they offer you a jar of cheese, so your burgers are stuffed and covered for cheese lovers! Too much cheese in a sentence? Well, so are their burgers!

Where: New Cairo, Nasr City, Sheikh Zayed

Instagram: https://instagram.com/daddys.burger?

3. Country Hills

One of Alexandria’s famous restaurants finally made its way to Cairo with its delicious American food, the burgers are rich with ingredients and you can even order your burgers as double-patties. The restaurant is also known for its deep-dish pizzas, inspired from Chicago’s signature dish.

Where: Sheikh Zayed, Heliopolis

Instagram: https://instagram.com/countryhillseg?

4. Willy’s kitchen

When asked about the size I want, I went for medium. But what came was a definite large to me! The sizes won’t disappoint and neither will the prices. A personal favorite is the Smoked House BBQ burger and their chili fries is a must side.

Where: Nasr City, Ad doqi

Instagram: https://instagram.com/willys.kitchen?

5. Maison Thomas

The restaurant is known for making the tastiest pizzas in town, and is now offering homemade juicy and fresh burgers, and they honestly exceeded expectations.

Where: Zamalek, Heliopolis, Rehab, Kattameya

Instagram: https://instagram.com/maisonthomas1922?

 

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Is Egypt Experiencing Shortage in Potatoes?

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Egypt’s authorities are stepping in to fight a potato shortage that has caused prices for the staple to double at a time when Egyptians are struggling with steadily rising food costs.

Certain newspapers and TV stations have been publicising raids on warehouses where authorities say businessmen are hoarding potatoes to try to drive up prices. While for the first time, the Interior Ministry has begun selling potatoes at reduced prices at temporary outlets, drawing long lines of customers.

Let’s wait and see how we’ll be able to tackle this one. Hopefully, we’ll get ourselves out of this one same way we have with other things.

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4 Shocking Facts About Food

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Food is superrrr important (obviously) and in addition to its necessity for our bodily needs, some of us are actually crazy and very passionate about food. So as a tribute to that, we have come to you today with some SHOCKING facts about food!

  1. It’s legal to have hair or bugs in food. In the United States, the FDA passed regulations that state that “natural defects” in certain food products are allowed to have a specific amount of insects or rodent hair to be present in food. An example is canned mushrooms are allowed to contain up to 20 maggots to pass inspection. Eww!

  2. Decaf coffee is not 100% decaf. Most decaffeinated coffee is not completely caffeine free, as it contains small amounts of caffeine. For example, a decaf latte can have up to as much caffeine as in one can of cola. A decaf espresso can have up to 16 milligrams of caffeine.

  3. Cooked vegetables are sometimes more nutritious than raw ones. The amount of nutrition varies between the type of vegetable and how it is cooked. Boiling carrots provides more nutrients than raw carrots as boiling carrots releases the amount of antioxidants in the vegetable for consumption. However, cooking carrots can lower other compounds.

  4. Coconut oil is EXTREMELY powerful. One of the most healthful and powerful foods is coconut oil. It’s a healthy fat that can boost immunity, aid in heart health, and regulate metabolism. Numerous benefits are in coconut oil, and it can also be used in skin care. Coconut oil contains antioxidant properties that are antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antibacterial.

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