Cannellini beans with tomato and rosemary

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, garlic and rosemary. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until tomatoes start to…

Why am I gaining weight with exercise?

If daily runs and exercise classes aren’t paying off, it’s time to confront what studies are finally suggesting: While exercise has numerous other health benefits, weight loss is not necessarily one of them, contrary to popular belief. It’s not worth giving up because it improves your mood, lowers your blood pressure, boosts your energy and…

Brown rice and tuna salad

This quick and easy tuna and rice salad makes a tasty low-fat side dish or lunch-box filler.  Ingredients (serves 4) 1 1/3 cups brown rice ½ cup fat-free balsamic or French dressing 200g punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 English cucumbers, chopped 50g baby rocket leaves 2 regular size cans of tuna in brine water, drained,…

14 Tips to Lower Cholesterol

Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol Has your doctor said you have high cholesterol? Then you know you need to change your diet and lifestyle to lower cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. Even if you are on a cholesterol drug to bring levels down, you’ll still need to change your diet and become more…