Weight loss ‘could help hot flashes’

Use menopause to make positive lifestyle changes Women experiencing menopause should consider this transitional period as an opportune moment to re-evaluate their lifestyle, which will help in reducing their risk of ill health in later life. This is according to a report published by the International Menopause Society, which noted that women are more vulnerable to…

Roasted sweet potato and wild rice salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces olive oil cooking spray 100g packet wild rice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 100g green beans, topped 120g baby corns, cut in half lengthways 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with…

Beef and mushroom stroganoff

Ingredients (serve 4) 500g lean beef stir-fry strips 1 tsp sweet paprika 1 tbs olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 250g button mushrooms, halved 1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced beef stock 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup (180g) light sour cream 200g green beans, topped 2 tbs chopped chives 4 slices wholegrain toast, to serve (optional)…

How to Stop Emotional Eating

Emotional eating means turning to food for comfort — not because you’re hungry. That bag of potato chips and those chocolate chip cookies may provide short-term relief when you’re feeling bored, lonely, anxious, frustrated, depressed, angry, or stressed. But emotional eating can also lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain. Experts estimate that 75% of…

When Blood Sugar are out of Control

Signs to look for: You Don’t Check Your Blood Sugar People with type 2 diabetes can often keep their blood sugar levels under control with diet, exercise, and medicine. But unless you check your blood sugar level every day with a meter, you won’t have the most accurate results. Any person with diabetes can benefit…

4 Steps for Beating Belly Fat

Surprise: Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs. That’s normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn’t. Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other fat is deeper inside, around your heart, lungs, liver, and other organs. It’s that deeper…

Peperonata

Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 2 red bell peppers, seeded, sliced into long strips 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded, sliced into long strips 2 orange or green bell peppers, seeded, sliced into long strips 1 large onion, sliced into half-moons 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon sugar 4-5 tomatoes, seeded…

Menopause can lead to Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is perhaps the most serious symptom of menopause because it can lead to severe health problems such as chronic back pain and broken bones. Not only does osteoporosis threaten a woman’s physical health, but the disease can come on slowly and go unrecognized until a bone is fractured. About 33% of women over 50…

Understanding body Fat and Weight

An understanding about your particular type of fat, and an accurate measurement of your weight is an essential part of your assessment. Where is your fat located? In your underwear, find the mid-point between the uppermost part of your hip bone and your lowest rib. Mark this point and measure round your waist with a…