Exercise and/or Diet to Lose Weight?

Exercise and diet goes hand in hand when you want to lose weight, but cutting calories through dietary changes seems to promote weight loss more effectively than does exercise and physical activity. But physical activity also is important in weight control. The key to weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. Because 3,500…

Loss of libido due to Menopause

Loss of libido can be one of the most difficult symptoms of menopause to manage, often because a woman might not understand how and why she has lost the desire to be physically intimate with her partner. It is important to recognize that loss of libido during menopause is common, affecting as many as 20…

Going Gluten-Free? Is this the right Diet for you?

What Is a Gluten-Free Diet? Before tackling the gluten-free diet, let’s get to know our culprit. Gluten is a specific type of protein, but one you won’t find in meat or eggs. Instead gluten is found in wheat, rye, and barley. Going gluten-free means avoiding these grains. A gluten-free diet is essential for most people…

Cabbage, carrot and sesame salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 4 cups shredded savoy cabbage 2 large carrots, peeled, grated 1/3 cup low fat mayonaise Method Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add sesame seeds. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate. Place cabbage and carrot in a large…

Lemon chicken bake

Ingredients (4 servings) 1½ tablespoons olive oil 700g sweet potatoes, cut into thick wedges 400g can artichokes in brine, drained, halved 3 (600g) zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 4cm pieces 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), roughly chopped 1 lemon, cut into wedges 12 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 tablespoon dried oregano 8 (750g) chicken thigh…

Could hearing Loss Be Caused by Diabetes?

Researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit recently explored the relationship between blood sugar control and hearing loss. Although past studies linked hearing loss and diabetes, little was known about the role that blood sugar control played. In order to investigate this association, the team of scientists reviewed the patient records of 990 individuals…

Broccoli frittata

Ingredients 300g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes 300g broccoli, florets removed and halved lengthways, stem cut into 1cm pieces Olive oil spray 8 Eggs, lightly beaten 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60g roasted red capsicum (bell pepper) strips ¼ cup (60ml) milk 1/3 cup (40g) parmesan, grated Salt and pepper 60g rocket 2 teaspoons…

Cauliflower, blue cheese and spinach frittata

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, washed, halved lengthways, thinly sliced 350g cauliflower (about ½ small) cut into small pieces 2 garlic cloves, crushed 100g baby spinach leaves 80g mild creamy blue cheese 8 eggs 1/2 cup (125ml) thin cream Salt & freshly ground pepper Dressed salad leaves, to serve Method Preheat…

Bean, coriander and tomato salsa

Ingredients (3 servings) 1 can (±400g) red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 1 large tomato, diced 3 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 3 teaspoon lemon juice dried red chilli flakes (to taste) 3 tablespoon tzatziki 12 Provita’s Method Combine the kidney beans, tomato, coriander, lemon juice and chilli flakes in a medium size bowl. Season with sea…