Sauerkraut

  Ingredients (Makes 4½ Cups) 1.5kg green cabbage, cored, finely shredded, plus 1 extra large green leaf 1 tablespoons fine salt 1 teaspoon caraway seeds Method Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using hands, rub cabbage until cabbage wilts and renders juices (this will take about 5 minutes). Place in a 2L large mason…

What is Diabetes Retinopathy?

Retinopathy is a disease of the retina. The retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of your eye. It is the part of your eye that “takes pictures” and sends the images to your brain. Many people with diabetes get retinopathy. This kind of retinopathy is called diabetic retinopathy (retinal disease caused by…

The Best and Worst Carbs

Make the Right Choice Think of carbs as raw material that powers your body. You need them to make sugar for energy. They come in two types: simple and complex. What’s the difference? Simple carbs are like quick-burning fuels. They break down fast into sugar in your system. You want to eat less of this…

Weight loss: Is the secret in your gut bacteria?

Sugar cravings. Bloating. Burping. Gas. Diarrhea. Constipation. Indigestion. Heartburn. Runner’s Trots. Colds. Sickness. Anxiety. Frequent fatigue. These are signs of impaired gut health, and if you’re experiencing these, you are not alone. If you’re not experiencing any of the above, don’t stop reading just yet. Your gut is often referred to as “the second brain”…

Pepper steak with tomatoes

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 (250g each) beef sirloin steaks, trimmed 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper olive oil cooking spray 500g cherry tomatoes 1 bunch rocket, trimmed salad, to serve Method Rub both sides of the steaks with oil. Place black pepper on a plate. Press steaks into pepper to lightly coat. Preheat a…