Are Food Cravings Wrecking Your Diet?

The Truth about Food Cravings Craving a big, fluffy hunk of warm bread does not mean your body is deprived of grains. Food cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty to do with the brain chemistry of pleasure and reward. Cravings may center on texture (creamy, crunchy) or taste (sweet, salty) but they…

Warm chicken and lentil salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 large barbecue chicken 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 250g cocktail tomatoes, halved 2 x 400g cans lentils, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons white balsamic dressing 100g baby spinach Method Remove and discard skin and bones from chicken. Thickly shred chicken, then chop. Heat oil in a…

5 Foods that Can Help You Relieve Hot Flashes

Profuse sweating, drenched clothes, nausea and numbing headache followed by chills– it´s not the tagline for a horror movie, but a common reality for many women over 40 suffering from the discomfort of hot flashes. Usually following the flash, the body is left reddened and moist. To help combat hot flashes, many healthcare professionals recommend…

Roasted vegetable & white bean ratatouille

  Ingredients (serves 4) 6 yellow button squash, quartered 2 small zucchini (baby marrow), halved, chopped 3 baby eggplants, halved, chopped 2 tbs olive oil, plus extra to brush 1 garlic clove 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tbs tomato paste 400g canned whole tomatoes 1 tbs white wine vinegar 400g canned cannellini beans(black or…

The Fat Storing Hormone

Toxic Waste Dumps inside the Human Body… Cause the Overweight Condition Clean Out the Toxins from the Body’s Fat Stores… and you end the body’s ”NEED” to retain/store fat Overweight people usually eat less food than their normal weight counterparts. It’s one of those –“life is unfair situations”- because being overweight causes many health problems…

Link between insulin resistance and behavioral disorders

People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren’t well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one potential explanation. Genetically modifying mice to make their brains resistant to insulin, the Joslin scientists first found that…

Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients (serves 4) 8 small tomatoes (or 4 large tomatoes) 2  X (±85g cans) tuna in brine, drained 10 pitted kalamata olives, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon capers, drained, rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves Salt and pepper Method 1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.…