Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Diet

Turn a so-so diet into a truly healthy one by making these 10 simple changes – they’re good for your heart, too. Bake Your Catch How you cook your fish makes a big difference to your heart. Bake it or grill it instead of frying to cut down on artery-clogging saturated fat. Bake delicate cod,…

Antipasto salad

Ingredients 330g (18 slices) marinated chargrilled eggplant 150g marinated mixed chargrilled capsicum, torn into strips 120g semi-dried tomatoes 180g Fetta chease 2 tbs balsamic glaze 70g baby rocket leaves Method Arrange the eggplant, capsicum and tomato on a large serving platter. Carefully drain the feta, reserving the oil. Whisk the reserved oil and balsamic glaze…

Baked chicken and sweet potato with chickpeas

Ingredients 2 red onions, halved, cut into thick wedges 600g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces 4 tomatoes, halved 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 tbs olive oil 8 (about 620g) chicken thigh fillets 240g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Method Preheat oven to 220ºC. Combine the onion, sweet potato,…

Honey-roast carrot salad with paprika-spiced fish

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 carrots, peeled, sliced diagonally 2 tbs honey 1 tsp caraway seeds (Meridian Fennel or Persian Cumin) 2 tbs olive oil 4 (about 130g each) white fish fillets (Hake) 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tbs lemon juice 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked ½ red onion, thinly sliced 100g feta, crumbled Method…

Foods made with added sugar causes high cholesterol

A diet lower in sugar corresponds directly to lower cholesterol and other markers of improved heart health, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “We found that the lower the amount of added sugar people ate, the better their good cholesterol and…

Lemon, chicken and olive salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 chicken breast fillets, trimmed 1 large lemon, sliced 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced 100g pitted Kalamata olives, chopped (see note) ½ cup basil leaves, roughly torn baby lettuce salad leaves, to serve Method Place chicken fillets in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium-low…

Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps to Weight-Loss Success

Losing weight has many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, including better control over blood sugar levels. Losing weight is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. But for those with type 2 diabetes, weight control is especially important. “Carrying excess weight makes managing blood sugars more difficult, and 80 percent of people…

Do you have Candida without knowing it?

  Have you heard of Candida? It’s not a term thrown about in everyday life, so don’t be surprised if you’re clueless about it. Candida is a type of yeast which feeds on processed and refined foods containing sugar, dairy, wheat and preservatives. It’s the most common cause of fungal infections around the globe, so…