Entries by Noor Salem

Getting Your Kids to Love Their Vegetables

by Noor H. Salem When we look around, we see most junk food items like cereals and packaged snacks targeting at our young children. Whether it’s through receiving free stickers inside, their favorite cartoon character on the front package, or a toy in the cereal box, there is no doubt this makes it only more […]

Mom’s Scrumptious Gluten-Free Bread

by Noor H. Salem Last week, we discussed crucial facts I share with my clients to comprehend prior to following a gluten-free diet. As promised, here’s my mom’s mouth-watering gluten-free bread. It’s fairly easy to make at home and worth it in every bite. This bread is made with unbleached flour, which is much healthier for […]

The Sunnah of Eating Healthy During Ramadan

by Noor H. Salem Every year, I enjoy sharing essential tips to stay energized and vibrant during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is now in the summer days, thus leaving many thirsty and tired. At a workshop I conducted on a Saturday before Ramadan started called Ramadan and Healthy Eating, I had an attendee ask if […]

Curry Sauced Salmon Recipe to Try This Ramadan

by Noor H. Salem We have discussed several benefits of seafood, and I’ve shared essential tips to ensure you purchase and consume the best quality of the dozens of choices readily available in stores. Unfortunately, as mentioned, a large quantity of seafood today is raised unethically, fed genetically modified feed, and is high in toxins […]

Mahi Mahi With Mango Salsa

by Noor H. Salem When it comes to eating seafood, I have many clients raise their concern that they’re not sure how to differentiate between good and bad choices. Unfortunately, today, plenty of seafood is raised unethically, fed genetically modified food, and may be high in harmful toxins such as mercury. I’m here to assure […]

Mouthwatering Stuffed Bell Peppers

by Noor H. Salem Last week, we discussed wonderful benefits of bell peppers, as well as several ideas to incorporate them into your diet more often. While they don’t carry the spotlight, bell peppers are incredible sources of Vitamin C. Along with that, they carry anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, fiber, and disease-fighting properties. As mentioned, here’s […]

The Benefits of Bell Peppers

by Noor H. Salem Although they are a part of the nightshade family along with other peppers, don’t be deceived by the name; bell peppers are not spicy whatsoever! In fact, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are slightly sweet, especially when they are cooked. They all work remarkably well with chicken stir-fry or topped […]

Healthy Habits for a New Year

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist A new year just rolled in, and so did the long list of resolutions for many people. One of the top resolutions the majority of people have has to do to with a better diet. There’s no doubt everyone wants to be healthy, but the road to getting there […]

Rice: To Eat or Not to Eat

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Many people avoid eating rice assuming it’s extremely unhealthy. While white rice is stripped of its nutrients, and lacks dietary fiber, thus is not very satisfying, brown rice is on the other end of the spectrum. Brown rice carries a number of minerals, and is high in dietary fiber. […]

Sumac and Spinach Omelet

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Last week we talked about the remarkable health benefits found in the sumac spice. I shared tips on how to add it to your meals, and below is one of my latest favorite: my brother’s unique sumac and spinach omelet. It has a mouth-watering tangy taste, and the subtle […]

Spice Spotlight: Sumac

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist If you are acquainted to using salt and pepper to spice your food, I advise you add a little plot twist to your cooking. Spices, as I’ve previously discussed, can carry remarkable health benefits, such as anti-inflammation, preventing cancer, and even aid with digestion. I enjoy adding ginger, rosemary, […]

Exotic and Energizing Salad

By: Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Many times when we hear salad, we instantly visualize a few slices of tomatoes and cucumbers on a bed of iceberg lettuce. In my humble opinion, a salad could, and should, be beyond just that. A salad can be made into an exotic fruit and nut flavor, or be […]

Eat this Daily, a Cure for All Diseases

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist I’ve received numerous complaints from clients that the most thing they disliked about trying to live healthy lives is the restricted feeling of many diets. Instead of giving them irrational meal plans and restrictions, I enjoy recommending them to simply crowd-out. By that I mean, I have them include […]

Remarkably Healthy Mashed Potatoes

By Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist Many people are quite aware that boxed mashed potatoes are extremely junky. If you don’t happen to know this, I’m advising you now: mashed potatoes from a box is not food! Food in your diet should include meals that are contributing to better health, and high in vitamins and […]

7 Amazing Antioxidant Bursting Foods

Noor H. Salem, contributing columnist It’s the season for flus and colds, and besides eating food to strengthen your immunity, I’d highly recommend increasing your consumption of high-antioxidant foods. You’ve probably seen many marketing tactics convincing you the food you’re purchasing has many antioxidants. If you’re not familiar with them, antioxidants are substances that help […]