How to increase your metabolism

While dieting and exercise are essential to achieving most exercise goals, it is also important that people maintain a high metabolism which goes hand-in-hand with the whole process. Boosting your metabolism helps your body to increase the rate of weight or fat loss. Below is some simple ways to easily boost your metabolism. Drink plenty…

Excessive sweating during menopause hot flashes

How to avoid excessive sweating during hot flashes There are many different symptoms of menopause and one of the most common is hot flashes. Excessive sweating often goes hand-in-hand with hot flashes and together they can be extremely disruptive to the daily routines of menopausal women, particularly if they occur suddenly.  What are hot flashes?…

How to Lose Belly Fat in 3 Weeks

If spot reduction was possible, everyone would be sporting a slim, taut tummy. Unfortunately, to reduce excess belly fat in three weeks, you must lose fat from your entire body – and gradually that tubby tummy will slim down, too. This is worth the effort, because excess fat around your midsection increases your risk of…

Easy Beef Stew

Ingredients (4 servings) 4-6 (± 800g) pieces beef chuck (or any beef cut) plain flour, for dusting salt and cracked black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped roughly 1 carrot, chopped roughly 1 stick celery, chopped roughly 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 cups (1L) Beef stock 400g can chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup…

Lentil & cannellini bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1L (4 cups) Vegetable stock 1 x 800g can diced tomatoes 1 x 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained 1 x 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained  Shaved parmesan, to serve Method Heat…

How to treat skin Burns, especially in the Kitchen

A kitchen burn from steam, hot liquids or direct contact with the burner or pot may be mild or severe. A first-degree burn does not blister the skin. Second-degree burns blister, while third-degree burns blister and burn all the way down to the muscles and bone. A critical burn includes any burn covering a large…

How to Spot Testosterone Troubles

What Is Testosterone? Testosterone may be the most notorious of hormones. It conjures up thoughts of muscles and masculinity. In fact, testosterone does fuel sex drive and muscle mass, but it also regulates mood and bone strength. When a man’s level falls below normal, a doctor may prescribe shots, gels, or patches.  But there is…

Basic beef casserole

Ingredients (6 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1kg beef chuck steak, cut into 3cm pieces 2 brown onions, coarsely chopped 2 celery sticks, coarsely chopped 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 cup (250ml) dry red wine 2 cups (500ml) Campbell’s Real Stock Beef 1 x 400g can…