Healthy Meals for the Christmas Table

Healthy Meals Christmas is often a time consumers forgo diets and healthy eating patterns to splurge and indulge in usually forbidden foods. However, food choices made over the holidays can affect the way you feel when you want to enjoy the time. Migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux and arthritis pain can flare up if…

What is Low Calorie Foods?

Low Calorie Foods A well-balanced diet, along with a well-rounded exercise program, can help you shed pounds if you’re overweight and can help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. By sticking with whole foods, eating more fruits and vegetables and avoiding overly processed foods and unhealthy fats, you can automatically begin to cut calories…

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

  3 Large mushrooms ¼ cup olive oil 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp Italian seasoning pinch salt and pepper Directions Clean mushrooms and remove stems, reserve for other use. Place caps on a plate with the gills up. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, vinegar, Italian seasoning and salt…

Steak Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Red Pepper Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 Tbsp canola oil 250g asparagus, trimmed, cut on the diagonal into ±75mm lengths (about 1½ cups) 500g of flank steak, sliced in half lengthwise (along the grain) and then cut into thin strips, ±50mm  long and ±6mm wide (put the steak in the freezer for 15 minutes before slicing to make…

Sugar Cause High Cholesterol

Three types of lipids comprise your cholesterol profile: low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein and triglycerides. Sugar can elevate triglycerides, a type of fat that, like LDL cholesterol, tends to clog your arteries. Some types of carbohydrates, such as fiber, can help lower cholesterol. Sugar and refined carbohydrates may lead to weight gain, which can adversely affect…

Roasted Baby Carrots Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4) ±750g of ±125mm long baby carrots, carefully washed, patted dry, greens cropped to 1 inch above top of carrot 1 medium red onion, peeled, cut lengthwise (root to top) into 8-12 wedges 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary, or 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary Garlic powder Salt Freshly ground…

Chicken Curry Salad Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 Tbsp olive oil ±750g skinless chicken breast, cut into ±25mm cubes Salt 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 heaping Tbsp yellow curry powder 1 cup raisins 1 apple (tart or sweet, your preference), peeled, cored, and diced ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (just lightly packed) 2 green onions, sliced 1 Tbsp…

Causes of Menopausal Hair Loss

Hormonal Causes Hair loss during menopause is usually a direct effect of fluctuating hormone levels. Two main hormones are involved in hair growth: estrogen and testosterone. In estrogenic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss for menopausal women, this loss is directly attributed to a fall in estrogen levels. Estrogen helps hair grow faster,…