Beef chilli hot pot

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g diced beef 1 brown onion, finely chopped 35g packet chilli seasoning 410g can chopped tomatoes 420g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat 1½  tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer…

Vegetable & lentil soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 210g (1 cup) split red lentils 1 tbs olive oil 1 x 400g pkt Fresh Veggie Mix 2 tsp mixed seasoning of choice 1L (4 cups) salt-reduced vegetable stock 250ml (1 cup) water Method Place the lentils in a fine sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear.…

7 Interesting Health Facts

The primary means by which we interact with the world around us is through our senses. Here are some interesting facts about these five sensory abilities. After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp. If you’re heading to a concert or a musical after a big meal you may be doing yourself a disservice. Try…

Actual Cause of Gout & Arthritis

Gout & Arthritis Uric acid is produced in the body when chemicals called purines metabolize. While normal levels of uric acid are not harmful, high levels can lead to health problems such as kidney stones and gout. Gout, which is a type of arthritis, occurs when uric acid crystallizes and is deposited into joints, most…

High Blood Sugar Linked to Memory Decline

An impaired ability to regulate blood sugar is associated with shrinkage of a part of the brain involved in memory and learning. The brain needs a rapid and constant supply of glucose to function at its best. Previous research has suggested that in diabetes, problems in glucose regulation could affect the brain’s chemistry and lead…