Low-fat chicken Caesar salad

Try this delicious low-fat Caesar salad and you’ll wonder why you usually opt for the classic high-in-fat version. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 thick slices good-quality bread, crusts removed, cut into 2cm cubes 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 skinless chicken breasts 4 slices prosciutto, trimmed of fat…

Summer Beef Salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 rump steaks (500g total) 1 tbs olive oil 275g baby green beans, trimmed 100g baby salad leaves 4 spring onions, thinly sliced Tarragon mustard vinaigrette 1½ tbs Dijon mustard with tarragon (see note) 2 tbs white wine vinegar ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil Method Season steaks on each side with salt…

How to Recover from Gout

Gout occurs when too much uric acid builds in your system. Over time, that excess uric acid can cause crystals to form around your joints, and these crystals can cause pain and inflammation, making gout a painful type of arthritis. While gout is typically a chronic condition, you can recover from gout symptoms and decrease…

Why do we need Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that circulates in blood in a complex with protein called a lipoprotein. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is a bad form of cholesterol, because in excess it raises your risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Nevertheless, cholesterol is also needed by your body for many metabolic processes, so…

What type of Diet to Follow When You Are in Menopause?

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life and occurs when a woman’s menstrual period stops permanently. Menopause occurs between ages 45 and 55. As a woman ages, her ovaries stop producing eggs and her body produces less estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone are hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. Certain dietary modifications…