Sweet potato & red kidney bean hotpot

Sweet potato & red kidney bean hotpot

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large brown onion, halved, coarsely chopped 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), halved, deseeded, cut into 3cm pieces 1 garlic clove, crushed 1½ teaspoons chilli powder 1 x 400g can diced tomatoes 185ml (3/4 cup) Vegetable Stock 1 large (about 700g) sweet potato, peeled, cut into 3cm…

How to lower cholesterol naturally

How to lower cholesterol naturally

Firstly, what is cholesterol? There are two basic types of cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) which is commonly named bad cholesterol, and High-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is your good cholesterol. When levels of bad cholesterol get too high, it can cause blockages in your arteries, whereas good cholesterol assists in various metabolic processes. As with all…

Lose the Menopausal “spare tyre”.

Lose the Menopausal “spare tyre”.

Almost all women experience weight gain during menopause. The problem isn’t picking up a few kg’s, the problem is the other health issues this can lead to. Often it is seen that the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes increases after menopausal weight gain. The reason that menopausal weight gain is such a health hazard…

Foods That Prevent Fat Burning

Foods That Prevent Fat Burning

It is important to know which foods help you burn fat, and which ones prevent you from burning fat. This is helpful not only to look better, but to improve your health and lessen the risk of developing serious health issues. The first step is to cut down on fast food and other processes convenience…

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats for Losing Weight

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Before running around and cutting out all fats from your diet, you should consider the different types of fat: Saturated fats are the fats found in animal products such as meats and dairy. Unsaturated fats are fats found in vegetables and oils, and are better for you than saturated fats. Essential fatty acids are the fats you…