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Adopting a Plant-Based Diet: a Guide to Eating Green in Cairo

November 1, 2018

In the last couple of years, plant based diets have become increasingly popular, with many fitness experts, animal activists and food bloggers circulating their recipes on social media. Plant-based diets vary from raw veganism to vegetarianism. While there are many resources online for recipes, finding key ingredients in local markets can be very difficult in Egypt. One of the most common misconceptions about vegan or general ‘health’ foods is that they are more expensive than “regular” food. The healthy food aisle in markets often features the steepest prices in the store. However, there are always cost-friendly options for those who choose to follow a plan-based diet in Egypt. What You Need to Know to Get Started A big part of the plant-based diet is, of course, plants. Egypt’s local markets are rich with variety of vegetables and fruits with some being more prominent than others depending on the seasons. Egypt, fortunately, is home of locally-grown tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, potatoes, colored bell peppers, onions, thyme, lettuce, banana, apples, grapes, and the list goes on. For those who are opting a plant-based diet for purely health reasons, one must bear in…

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