I’ve always been experimental with my teas, and have quite an assortment to boast of in my kitchen cabinet. By far, the little tin I have been reaching out to most often has been my prized stash of Japanese Matcha Green Tea.

This highly coveted powdered tea is far more superior than your average cup of green tea.

“One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.” – Tealand website.

Given its ‘superfood’ status, I was rather shocked at how hard it was to get my hands on some 100% pure Matcha powder in Dubai. I tried every nutrition shop in Dubai Mall, and was finally guided to a little stall on the basement level called Tealand.

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Tealand has all the possible kinds of teas you can think of, and horray! They had Matcha!

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From time immemorial, diamonds have been the most coveted gemstone of all. Ancient sages proclaimed the gemstone has healing powers, and enriches the life of its wearer with health, wealth and an abundance of love.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. It’s sheer brilliance has made it a symbol for purity, and now you can actually illuminate your health and well-being by sipping on water enriched with real diamonds. Diamond Water is the most precious water ever bottled.

Diamond Water Alkaline pH 9.5 water health benefits review by The Tezzy Files Dubai Food and Lifestyle Blogger

“Diamond energy is regarded as the highest spiritual vibration. It brings balance to your soul, while uniting the body and mind, just like our water.” – Diamond Water website

This may sound like a brand new marketing gimmick, but Diamond Water really does more for your health than your ordinary glass of water. Read on for more.

A household commodity who’s very name is used as a universal form of endearment, honey has long been a prized commodity for health and beauty. Cleopatra bathed in it, and Madame du Barry (the infamous last mistress of Louis XV) used it regularly as a face mask. Honey has been a prized nectar across timelines and cultures, and this bespoke amber liquid comes in many tastes and forms.

For Non-Muslims, the notion of fasting from dawn to dusk sans any liquids can sound very daunting. As a practicing Muslim, I get asked about this all the time. The truth is our bodies are the most amazing, adaptable machines and ask any fasting muslim, it really does get easier by Day 2 itself.

Why do we do it? It is ordained by the Almighty for a number of reasons. It gives our bodies a much needed break (the idea of intermittent fasting is only just gaining popularity in mainstream media, but we have been doing it all along!), it helps us develop the virtue of patience and brotherhood, and brings the community together.

In the recent past, the evidence showcasing the endless benefits of fasting has been gaining momentum, and that would be a topic that would stretch across a number of blog posts. One of the lesser known benefits of Islamic fasting is the positive effect it has on fertility. Today’s guest post is by the very articulate Dr. Monikaa Chawla, a Reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist at Fakih IVF Abu Dhabi, who has been practicing the subspecialty for more than 16 years. Dr. Monikaa is not a Muslim and this is what makes her unbiased, scientifically backed reasonings behind the positive link of Islamic fasting and fertility a very interesting one! Read on for more.

It has all the makings of sci-fi fantasy. Walk into the chamber, and come out a rejuvenated, younger you! Back in the day they got the beauty world addicted to the concept of tanning beds. Fastforward to today, and the Dr. Müller brand continues to lead the race by introducing the industry to the concept of Beauty Light Therapy.

Dr. Muller Beauty Light Therapy Review (3)

The ‘Sunscreen Song’ by Baz Luhrmann tops my all-time favorite songs list. The lyrics are full to the brim with life advice, and the one that resonates most is to wear sunscreen.

As the UAE summers draw closer, I thought a post on sunscreens was mandatory. Read on to increase your IQ on sunscreens. I’ve also reviewed 5 sunscreens from 5 awesome brands just for you 🙂

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I am so happy to see many of you found the last blog post by my dear friend Nouf useful. She really is an inspiration for those of us still contemplating on getting started with yoga (click here if you missed it). When can I start? Do I need new clothes? Where can I practice? If daunting questions like these are swimming through your head, Nouf is back with more tips on how to get started. Go on, have a read… and hopefully I’ll see you stretching into an asana soon!

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Yoga is not a passing phase, it is an ancient art of well-being that has been practiced for centuries. I introduced you to the lovely Sue Flamm, founder of Puja Yoga, in a recent blog post. How many of you are like me, still contemplating on rolling out that yoga mat, but far too cynical, or just plain lazy to get a head start?

I first heard of Puja Yoga from my friend Nouf. She is an inspiration for lazy bums like me. What started off as a brief trial at getting fitter, ended up becoming a ‘can’t live without’ life obsession for this very fit, firm and flexible young lady. Today’s post is a Guest Post by my dear friend Nouf. Read on about her inspiring journey into the world of yoga, and learn how she has incorporated it into her everyday life.

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Photo credit: Pablo Bori @PBorip

The beauty industry is slowly but surely shifting to a more organic stance. A plethora of age-old natural ingredients have been reintroduced in new-age packaging, and by far the leader of the roost has been the very sought-after Argan Oil.

What is Argan Oil? Where does it come from? Why is it such a beauty hype? Read on for more.