Sugar Cravings in Ramadan EXPLAINED

Assalamualikum, peace be upon you all, and hello friends, Have you ever experienced that deep sweet craving in Ramadan? Chances are, you answered yes to this question because you are human! So, what is it with these cravings? Are you addicted to sugar? Should we give into them? Should we ignore them? I know these […]

Headaches, Caffeine, and Ramadan

Hello, assalamualaikum, and peace be upon you my friends, The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us! I pray that Allah (swt), God, allows us to witness this month and make the most of it. For those that are not aware, Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. During this month, Muslims that are […]

Snacks, friends.

Snacks friends, snacks! Snacks are a great way to honor your hunger. We often make the mistake of ignoring hunger cues because we are worried we will eat too much if we eat now. ⠀ ⠀ What if I told you, ignoring those hunger cues may very well be the reason you overeat! 😱⠀ ⠀ […]

[GUIDE] Fad Diet Breakdown – Paleo Diet

QUESTION: What’s the deal with the Paleo diet? Is it all the rage or just another fad? ANSWER: That’s an excellent question, friends! When it comes to assessing a diet or fad you have to look at a few things: what is it, how restrictive is it, is it sustainable, is it evidenced based? The following […]

[TRIVIA] Boiling VS. Simmering

A pot of pasta boiling on a stove.

Trivia Question: What is the difference between a boil and a simmer? Answer: Simply a simmer is at a lower temperature than a boil. But check out below for more details. A boil, also called a rolling boil, is when the liquid reaches a temperature where it bubbles and starts to vaporize. The liquid is […]

[ARTICLE] Cutting Board Food Safety

Cutting boards are a kitchen essential, whether you cook on the regular or just occasionally need to slice veggies – you need a cutting board. They are also a feeding ground for bacteria and cross contamination so you have to be extra careful with how you clean and treat them. Check out this article by […]

[GUEST BLOGGER] What is Vitamin B17 and is it safe?

Apricots and a cutting board

What is vitamin B17? First things first, vitamin B17 isn’t actually a vitamin according to the Committee on Nomenclature of the American Institute of Nutrition, and there is no evidence to support that this substance is needed by the body. Second, you will also see vitamin B17, amygdalin, and Laetrile used interchangeably, but these are not […]

[GUIDE] Guide to MonoSodium Glutamate (MSG)

Cutting board with maggi boullion cubes and vegetable stock packets

You’ve probably heard of MSG. It was a very hot topic a few years ago but that seems to have died down a bit. That being said – people are still confused! What IS MSG? Is it harmful? Should we avoid it? Never fear – Dua the Dietitian is here! We’re going to dive right […]

[ARTICLE] Nutrition Considerations in the Elderly

Hey guys – have you ever thought about how the body changes as you get older? Well, no need to question any longer. I dive into this topic and nutrition considerations in the elderly in my blog post for the fab Share Cook Eat. Head on over to her blog and read all about it! […]

[GUEST BLOGGER] How to create YOUR Perfect Grocery List

Vegetables in a stand outside a store.

A grocery list is the most essential tool to create a guideline for clean eating and saving time and money at the store.   Determine Your Budget Calculate how much money you can allocate for grocery shopping. Remember to factor in non-food items such as toiletries, dish soaps etc. Check Your Inventory at Home Keep […]