Mexican Bean Soup

This is a very nice, spicy bean soup for the cold winter days. Ingredients (serves 6) 200g red kidney beans, soaked overnight 1 large onion, chopped finely 1 Tbsp virgin olive oil 1 red chilli, seeded and chopped finely 1 large clove garlic, sliced finely (use only fresh garlic – not tinned readymade garlic) 1…

Spicy one-dish-stew for the cold days

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g beef  mince (lean) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (gluten-free) 2 cups chicken broth (stock) 1 large summer squash or ½ butternut, cut into small cubes 1 can black beans 1 can tomatoes 1 cup frozen corn kernels 1 cup medium salsa Method Brown meat…

Myths about Exercise Should Be Avoided

Exercise and fitness are an inseparable part of human life at an age when to look fit is the highest priority. Gym, yoga classes and aerobics training are mushrooming everywhere. Major crowd aims at weight loss and toning but with so many experts in the market, a number of myths about exercise and fitness are…

Low GI diet improves insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS

  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders affecting pre-menopausal women and the leading cause of female infertility. Symptoms include irregular or absent periods, infertility or reduced fertility, hirsutism (excess hair growth on the face, chest and abdomen), alopecia (scalp hair loss), acne, obesity and difficulty losing weight and increased…