13 November 2018Last updated

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

By Catherine Harper
10 Nov 2015 | 12:00 am
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Care in the home

Record numbers of babies born and a rapidly ageing population is giving rise to demand for home healthcare services, according to local providers. Sublime Home Healthcare offers qualified nurses with a minimum of two years’ hospital experience to provide a range of healthcare services in the home, from postnatal visits to check mum and baby are doing well, to care of the elderly and post-operative care for patients of all ages. All nurses complete on-the-job training and shadowing to ensure service is top-notch and the company is fully licensed by Dubai Health Authority. Prices vary according to services required.


Time to cleanse

If you’re feeling tired, sluggish and in need of an overhaul, consider a cleanse from health food specialists Wild & The Moon. Offering one-, three-, five- and seven-day cleanses (from Dh330-Dh1,990) featuring cold-pressed juices, nut milks and elixirs, the cleanses ensure your body gets time to rest, recuperate and rebalance while still getting the most direct bio-available nutrients it needs. Or, if you’re looking for a longer-term plan, the team will be happy to discuss with you and tailor-make a programme to suit.


Sleep matters

If a good sleep routine, adequate mattress and a healthy diet is still leaving you feeling groggy each morning, it might be time to consult a sleep specialist to make sure your night-time slumber isn’t making you ill. A sleep study with a sleep specialist at the Linde Sleep and Respiratory Care Centre in Abu Dhabi can help. Prices vary according to tests required.


Go veggie

If you’re struggling to find enough veggie places around town, check out new website Acting as a one-stop interactive online platform for all your vegetable dining needs, the UAE’s first vegetarian website features reviews of veggie restaurants, tips on which regular restaurants offer a decent selection of veggie fare, as well as a selection of vegetarian recipes in case you want to try something at home.

3 new healthy food options


1 Fancy a quick cup of soup? Health food expert Detox Delight has just launched The Soupbox, a six-pack of delicious fresh soups (Dh370) crammed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to nourish the body.


2 Health food favourite Right Bite has added a host of new menu options to its Renew You programme, including dishes such as royal seafood paella and Mexican beef balls with cheddar.


3 If you’re craving salad but don’t have time to get chopping, try a delivery from Salad Jar. From Dh32, they’re packed full of fresh and healthy ingredients, including superfoods and locally sourced where possible.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper