Carrot Juice for Diabetics

The glycemic index, or GI, of a food indicates how quickly and how high a food will raise blood glucose levels. By following a diet rich in low GI foods, such as carrot juice, those with diabetes can work to better manage blood glucose levels. While carrot juice does contain sugar and carbohydrates, because it…

Brittle Nails during Menopause

Of all the symptoms of menopause, cosmetic changes can at times be the hardest to deal with, robbing a woman of her sense of femininity and individuality. Unfortunately during this time period, many women suffer from brittle nails, which occur naturally with age and hormonal changes.  Characteristics of brittle nails If a woman has always…

6 Steps to Improve Blood Circulation

How to stop poor circulation ruining your life “I’ve been told I’ve got poor blood circulation and if I don’t do something about it, I could be dead before I’m fifty!” – Does this sound familiar? morbidly overweight smoking a “terrible temper” –      all these things individually can contribute to high blood pressure. If you…

Foods that help with menopause hot flashes

  Hot flashes can happen at any time leaving you sweaty and red-faced. Although other hormonal conditions can cause them, hot flashes are frequently due to menopause. Regular exercise and a healthy diet consisting of soy, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, meat, eggs, nuts and a variety of fruits and vegetables can help to significantly…

Fish with ratatouille

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 white fish fillets (hake or any other white fish of choice) 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 green (bell pepper) capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 red (bell pepper) capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 onion, sliced 1½ tablespoons torn basil 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Method To make…

Green salad with mango

Ingredients 1 English cucumber (medium) 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium mango, peeled, cut into matchsticks 200g mixed salad leaves 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard Method Using a vegetable peeler, cut thin ribbons from cucumber. Place the cucumber in a large bowl. Add onion, mango and…

When will you reach menopause?

What matters, and what doesn’t, when trying to predict when you’ll reach menopause. It’s a question many women wonder about, especially if you’re thinking about planning a family and your 20s are but a distant memory. How many more years of fertility might you have, and how much longer will it be before you start…