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What’s new in the world of health, fitness and nutrition

By Catherine Harper
6 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Love Food gourmet organic meal plan delivery service.

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A lovely delivery

There’s a new addition to the healthy food delivery scene in Dubai and this one has the added benefit of being totally organic. Featuring a host of freshly grown produce sourced from local farms, the Love Food gourmet organic meal plan delivery service promises tasty, wholesome meals cooked from scratch with absolutely no preservatives. Dishes are also free from processed or GMO ingredients, refined sugars and additives. Choose from three different meal plans – Vitality, Lifestyle and Power – tailored to suit different needs. www.lovefoodme.com

Urban Veda skincare range

Skin ayurveda

Anyone who’s spent a summer in the Middle East knows it’s not kind to the skin. Combat the harmful effects of heat, humidity and air conditioning with the new Urban Veda skincare range – purifying body wash, scrub and lotion to cleanse, detoxify and hydrate tired, stressed-out summer skin. 
Formulated to Ayurvedic principles, the range contains antioxidant-rich botanicals, antibacterial neem oil and collagen-boosting extracts, with absolutely no GM ingredients, parabens, artificial colours or mineral oils. The full range is available from Holland & Barrett stores across the UAE, with prices starting at Dh75. www.urbanveda.co.uk

Fruit Infusions

Taste the fruit

If you struggle to drink your eight glasses of water a day, try one of the new Fruit Infusions from Norwegian artesian water brand Voss. Featuring a range of ingredients known for their wellness benefits, from anti-ageing to dental health, the infusions come in a variety of flavours and can be delivered direct to your home or office. www.vosswater.ae

Beauty products

Veggie delight

Vegan and struggling to find beauty products that fit your lifestyle choice? Check out the new range of hand and nail creams from Alessandro. Completely free from any animal products, the creams contain a host of quality natural ingredients such as shea butter and jojoba seed oil to hydrate and nourish the skin, as well as essentials such as antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins. Exclusively available from Enigma Beauty Group priced at Dh28 per tub. 04 328 4604

Three healthy eating apps

Healthy In A Hurry

The Healthy In A Hurry free app provides recipes and lists of ingredients so you can choose a meal, run round the supermarket and whip it up in no time. You can even store recipes and shopping lists, so you can access them offline too.

My Family Meal Planner Light

With My Family Meal Planner Light you can plan up to an entire year’s meals with recipes and shopping lists. All meals are under 500 calories and come with full nutritional analysis, and there are options for special diets. Dh17.99

Su Chef

The Su Chef free app allows you to search thousands of recipes by ingredient, food allergy or diet and get a shopping list, taking into account what you already have in your cupboard. All recipes include dietary information.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper