‘Flip or Flop’ star Tarek El-Moussa and actress Heather Rae Young are engaged  

The 38-year-old American TV personality popped the question on the weekend while the couple were celebrating their one-year anniversary. (Instagram)
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Updated 27 July 2020

‘Flip or Flop’ star Tarek El-Moussa and actress Heather Rae Young are engaged  

DUBAI: “Flip or Flop” star Tarek El-Moussa, who is of Middle-Eastern descent, announced his engagement this week to actress Heather Rae Young. 

The 38-year-old American TV personality popped the question on the weekend while the couple were celebrating their one-year anniversary on a boat trip to Catalina Island, California. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

She said yes! #FlippingHerLastName @dukeimages

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El-Moussa and Young, who stars on Netflix’s “Selling Sunset” and is a luxury real estate agent, first sparked romance rumors in July 2019, almost two years after he split from the mother of his two children, Christina Anstead.

When speaking to American weekly magazine People, El-Moussa said he secretly drove to the bride-to-be’s parents to ask for their daughter’s hand.

And what was the engagement ring like? El-Moussa said he chose an eight carat, colorless, emerald-cut diamond. “The diamond is perfect all the way around, just like Heather,” he told the publication. “I also picked this ring because eight is a lucky number.”


5 reasons to add spinach to your diet

Updated 08 August 2020

5 reasons to add spinach to your diet

DUBAI: Devinder Bains, personal trainer and nutrition coach at Fit Squad DXB, shares her advice on the superfoods that will help you lead a longer and healthier life…

If you want a food that’s cheap, versatile and packed with nutrients, then you can’t go wrong with spinach. Throw a handful into a fruit or vegetable smoothie, cook it as a side dish with meat or knock out a saag curry as a main and reap the health rewards listed below.

Improved eye health

Spinach is high in the antioxidant pigments zeaxanthin and lutein, which protect your eyes from damage caused by sunlight. They also work to prevent macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Studies have also shown that zeaxanthin and lutein play a part in preventing cataracts.

Healthy pregnancy

As spinach is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, iron, folate and potassium, it’s the perfect food for pregnant women. Leafy greens are also rich in powerful immune-boosting antioxidants and contain plant compounds that may help prevent constipation, a common problem among pregnant women.

There are plenty of health rewards to be reaped from the super food. Shutterstock

Blood clotting

One spinach leaf contains over half of your daily requirements of vitamin K1, which is essential for healthy bones. It also helps white blood cells to clot effectively, preventing you from bleeding out when you are injured. Anyone who is taking blood-thinning medication such as Warfarin should speak to their doctor before increasing their intake of spinach or other leafy greens.

Healthy teeth

This super green is high in catenoids, which our bodies turn into vitamin A. This vitamin plays a key role in keeping gums healthy and in building tooth enamel. Spinach is also high in calcium, which helps harden your enamel, strengthen your jawbone, and build strong bones. In fact, spinach is also rich in vitamin D, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, all of which are important nutrients for bone health.

Healthy hair

This is where vitamin A comes in again, as it is necessary for sebum production to keep hair moisturized, helping it to look glossy and grow. It can also help reduce hair loss. Vitamin A is actually used in the growth of all bodily tissues, so it is essential for healthy skin as well.