Mixed tomato salad

Ingredients 2 x 250g punnets cherry tomatoes, halved 2 x 250g punnets golden grape tomatoes, halved 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges ½ cup fresh basil leaves 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (see note) 1 teaspoon raw sugar (brown sugar) Method Place combined tomato and…

Chicken and vegetable bake

Ingredients (6 servings) 1.5kg Chicken Portions 6 small sweet potatoes, cut into 3cm chunks 400g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, cut into 4cm chunks 2 carrots, halved lengthways and crossways 2 small red onions, cut into thick wedges Olive oil spray Freshly ground black pepper 275g tomatoes 1 lemon, quartered 60g baby spinach leaves, to serve Method…

Diabetes and Foot Problems

How can diabetes affect my feet? Chronically high blood sugar (glucose) levels can be associated with serious complications in people who have diabetes. The feet are especially at risk. Two conditions called diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease can damage the feet (and other areas of the body) in people who have diabetes. What is…

Mayo Clinic study explains Menopausal Belly Fat

Scientists have long known that lower estrogen levels after menopause can cause fat storage to shift from the hips and thighs to the abdomen. Now, a ground breaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat. And it gets worse:…

6 Belly Fat Loss Myths

Belly fat loss myths abound in a culture obsessed with being lean and obtaining “six pack” abs. Sadly, many profit from the misinformation surrounding belly fat loss. The best way to lose belly fat is to combine increased physical exercise with sound nutrition. Look out for these belly fat myths and focus on what really…