Natural Ways to Improve your Memory

There are a number of everyday strategies that can improve your memory naturally—and protect against memory loss as you age. But while many products are marketed as all-natural memory aids, only a few natural remedies have been found to improve memory in scientific studies. To keep your mind sharp as you grow older, and possibly…

Beef bourguignon

One of winter’s greatest pleasures is making slow-cooked meals – they’re comforting, timesaving and, because they use less expensive cuts, they’re Rand savers. Ingredients (serves 6) 1½ beef stock cubes 375ml boiling water 2 tbs olive oil 1.3kg beef chuck steak, cut into 4cm pieces 1 brown onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped…

Mom’s Summer Squash

Ingredients 1Kg squash and/or zucchini (baby marrow), sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, sliced 2 smallish tomatoes or one large tomato, peeled and cut into wedges ½ yellow onion, peeled and sliced 1 clove of garlic, chopped Olive oil 5 or 6 slices of cheddar cheese Basil, either dry or chopped fresh Salt and…

Menopause Mood Swings

Menopause can not only prompt uncomfortable physical symptoms, it can also turn woman´s emotions into an out-of-control pendulum by afflicting her with mood swings. Menopause is a time of significant hormonal changes, and these changes, typically occurring in women between the ages of 45 and 55, can affect emotional stability just as much as the…

Cut Cool Drinks to Lose Weight

Cool drink (sugary drinks and fruit juices) consumption has increased three-fold over the past half century fueled the present obesity epidemic. More than 20% of the sugar in our diet comes from sweetened beverages and nutritional researchers indicate that for every additional daily serving, the risk of obesity increases by a factor of 1.6. Drinking…

3 Diet Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

The incidence of obesity continues unabated at epidemic levels as people suffer from a wide array of degenerative diseases including heart disease which kills more people than any other affliction. New researched showed that westerners consumed 331 more calories a day in 2013 compared to thirty years ago. Those additional calories translate to an additional…

Fish with summer vegetables

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 zucchini (baby marrow), chopped 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 1 eggplant, chopped 3 tomatoes, chopped ¼ teaspoon caster sugar ¼ cup chopped basil leaves 4 (700g) white fish fillets (Hake) olive oil cooking spray lemon wedges, to serve Method…

Sweet potato salad

  Ingredients 1.5kg (about 2 large) sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into large pieces 80ml (1/3 cup) buttermilk 1 tbs mayonnaise 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 small garlic clove, crushed 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves 2 shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced Method Cook sweet potato in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 12 minutes or…

8 ways to reduce cholesterol – without statins

Eight lifestyle changes that can help you tackle high cholesterol without using controversial drugs. Cholesterol is a naturally-produced substance the body needs to function; but, of course, having too much of it can also cause huge health problems. Around six in 10 adults have raised cholesterol, which can lead to fatty material building up in…