10 tips for a healthier heart

Here are some tips to help you look after your heart. Quit smoking now. Twelve months after quitting, your increased risk of dying from heart disease will be half that of a continuing smoker. Improve your diet. Include wholegrain cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts in your diet and lower your risk of heart…

Menopause and Joint Pain

Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. It is thought that more than half of all postmenopausal women experience varying degrees of joint pain. Joint pain is an unexplained soreness in muscles and joints, which is unrelated to trauma or exercise, but may be related to the effects of fluctuating hormone…

Beef, eggplant and lentil salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 (about 350g each) eggplants, halved lengthways 1kg (4 cups) bolognaise sauce (see Bolognaise recipe) 150g (1 cup) frozen baby peas, just thawed 200g feta, crumbled 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt & freshly ground black pepper Fresh oregano leaves, to serve Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Use a teaspoon to scoop the…