Savoury mince

Savoury mince

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 600g beef mince 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 x 400g cans crushed tomatoes Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until…

Savoury mince eggplant bake

Savoury mince eggplant bake

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large eggplant, thickly sliced ½ quantity (3 cups) Savoury mince (see related recipe) 200g mozzarella cheese, grated mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add eggplant. Cook for 5 minutes each side or until tender and golden. Preheat oven…

Menopause and Hair Loss

Menopause and Hair Loss

Usually hair loss is something that only men worry about, but as soon as women starts getting close to menopause, they might also see that their hair is not as thick as it used to be. The reason for this is the fluctuating hormones, specifically the decrease n estrogen. Estrogen is responsible for ensuring the…

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain

Recent studies seem to suggest that people who suffer from type 2 diabetes may lose brain volume faster than others. The strange thing is that it does not seem to be linked only to blood vessels in the brain being damaged as first suspected, but to the way in which the brain responds to the…

Facts about Belly Fat

Facts about Belly Fat

Just like our hair or eye color, we inherit certain fat storage patterns from our parents. This is why we do not all pick up weight in the same way all over our bodies. Some people pick up weight around their hips or thighs, others in their arms or legs, and other around their belly.…