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Middle East Eating Disorders on the Rise

in Health & Science

While eating disorders are common in affluent Western countries, Middle Eastern countries are unfortunately catching up. Since the 1990s, eating disorders in the region have been on the rise, due to a flourishing diet and beauty industry, social media imagery and influences, and unhealthy stigmas around mental health care. While the issue has been overlooked…

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Israel has Lowest Rate of Diet Death

in Health & Science

Eleven million deaths per year are based on destructive dietary habits, on a global scale. The Global Burden of Disease ran a report, published in The Lancet, collecting data of “distribution of intake for 15 foods and nutrients among adults aged 25 years or older across 195 countries, estimated the effect of each individual dietary…

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Supermarket Trends and Spends in Israel

in Life, Culture & Sports

If there’s one thing everyone in the Middle East can agree on, it’s a love of food. Recently, the Central Bureau of Statistics proved just how much, by running a report to show the metrics of food spending habits in Israel. After surveying over 9,000 Israelis, including Arabs and Jews, they found a few trends…

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Pickled Mango Hits Global Cuisine Scene

in Life, Culture & Sports

You might love it, you might hate it; but amba sauce, or pickled mango, is making its way multi-dimensionally around the world. Amba can be described as a burst of emotional layers of flavor with one bite, and is commonly made from mangoes, vinegar, mustard, turmeric, fenugreek and salt. Perhaps its origins help create such…

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Desert Truffles are the New Cash Crop

in Tourism & Nature

The Ramat HaNegev Desert Agriculture Center has grown a new, luxurious and exquisite truffle, one which they claim costs almost as much as silver – and about four times more than uranium. The newest desert truffle sells for about $120 per pound and is priced highly, as other truffles, due to their difficultly to cultivate.…

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