Dubbed ‘Mother Nature’s Sports Drink’, natural organic coconut water is not just a passing health-food craze.

A glass of pure coconut water is super hydrating thanks to its naturally occurring electrolytes, has far less calories than a commercial sports drink, is naturally fat and cholesterol free, and has more potassium than four regular bananas!

There are many coconut water brands on the supermarket shelves today, but not all are created equal. Many are loaded with sugar and added preservatives.

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Vita Coco has recently made an appearance in UAE grocery aisles, and given the brand’s celebrity following, I am sure their drinks will be quite the rave here too.

Hanan Taha (or rather Dr. Hanan Taha!) and I go back a long time. We used to go to school together, and although we haven’t met since high-school we still keep abreast on each other’s lives via Facebook (thank goodness for social media!).

Hanan is based in Houston, Texas and is a qualified dermatologist. With a friend who works wonders on skincare for a living, I had to steal some beauty tips off her!

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Our kitchen cupboards are stocked with age-old beauty secrets. Come play in the kitchen with me, and lets create face masks that are fresh, fun and super cheap!

I’ve always been a fan of natural, organic beauty products and when you know a face mask is safe enough to lick, its also free of chemical nasties found in many commercial offerings.

Today I’m trying out a super-easy Milk Mask…

Edible Face Mask Milk