18 Top Weight Loss Foods

Eat up to slim down. Stock your kitchen with these eats for easy diet success. 1.    Almonds These filling, snack-able bites can help keep your blood sugar steady. A study from the University of Toronto found that people who ate almonds with white bread didn’t experience the same blood sugar surges as those who ate just the…

How to Address Menopausal Belly Fat

Ask any woman about her least favorite body part, and most of us will point to our middles. Bellies can become especially anxiety-provoking when excess fat spills over the top of our jeans. Yes, the dreaded “muffin top.” Any woman can get a muffin top. But women are more likely to gain excess belly weight…

Carrot and apple salad

Ingredients (6 servings) 100g (1 cup) walnut or pecan kernels 6 carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 green apple, peeled, cut into matchsticks 125ml (½ cup) fresh lemon juice 65g (1/3 cup) sultanas 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the walnuts on a baking tray. Bake for 5…

Signs of Poor pH Balance in the Body

Too much acidity in the human body can lead to a variety of health problems. According to “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” acidity and alkalinity are measured by the pH scale. PH literally stands for potential of hydrogen. Water is neutral with a pH of 7.0. Anything below 7.0 is acidic, and anything above 7.0 is…

How to know if you are Insulin Resistant

The Effects of Insulin Resistance Unfortunately, insulin resistance doesn’t usually have any noticeable symptoms. You could be insulin resistant for years and not know it, especially if you don’t have your blood glucose levels checked. Some people with insulin resistance may develop a condition known as acanthosis nigricans. It is characterized by dark patches on…

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women By Kristen Fischer Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests. Hot flashes can be debilitating for more than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an assistant professor of…

Mexican-style omelette

Ingredients (serve 1) ½ small red capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 small fresh red chilli, finely chopped 2 eggs 1 tablespoon milk Salt & freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander 2 teaspoons lime juice Method Combine capsicum, shallots and chilli. Use a fork to whisk…

Chicken with wine sautéed mushrooms

Wine-sautéed mushrooms will lend a touch of elegance to this succulent chicken breast meal. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 single chicken breast fillets, trimmed salt and cracked black pepper 300g button mushrooms, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup white wine 1/4 cup salt-reduced chicken stock 1 teaspoon corn flour 2 green onions, finely chopped 1…

Low Estrogen Levels can lead to a Heart Attack

Low estrogen levels usually occur in women who are going through menopause but can also occur suddenly if a woman has a hysterectomy that includes the removal of the ovaries. Some of the symptoms of low estrogen levels include but are not limited to fatigue, hot flashes, cold chills, joint pain, headaches, depression, dry skin, back…