Is protein key to weight loss?

Most of us have heard of someone who has dropped weight fast on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. These diets, such as the Dukan diet and Atkins, are low in carbohydrates, which makes the body produce less insulin. And when insulin levels are low, the body burns more fat. While they might help you drop the…

What causes poor blood circulation?

Restricted flow of blood in the body is called poor circulation. The symptoms for this is numbness or cramps in hands and legs. Over time, however, symptoms also present as coldness in the limbs, extreme tiredness in the legs or even all over, pain in the limbs, redness and swelling, water retention, headache, sleep interruption,…

Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms

Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 4 (150g each) large flat mushrooms Lemon wedges, to serve Method Preheat a barbecue chargrill on medium-high heat. Combine oil, garlic, thyme and rosemary in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.…

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) & Gut Health

IBS may indeed be caused when certain intestinal bacteria trigger antibody production causing an over-reactive immune response. These bacteria are fed by carbohydrates (starches and sugars). Studies carried out in patients with IBS found that symptoms associated with the condition improved after a short period on a low- or no- carbohydrate (starches and sugars) diet.…