Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms

  Ingredients (serves 4 – 8) 500g green beans fresh or frozen cut into ± 25mm pieces (if fresh, remove ends, if frozen get pre-cut) 500g button mushrooms thickly sliced Salt ½ cup onions chopped 2 Tbs butter ½ cup sour cream Freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley for garnish Method Put 2 liter of water,…

Pan-fried chicken with corn salsa

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 chicken breast fillets, trimmed 310g can corn kernels, drained 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 punnet grape tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons coriander leaves Method Place lemon rind, juice, half the oil and garlic in…

Weight gain after menopause: Why does it happen?

What is it about menopause that makes it so hard to keep off the weight? It’s possibly a mix of factors related to menopause and aging. The impact of estrogen. In animal studies, estrogen appears to help control body weight. With lower estrogen levels, lab animals tend to eat more and be less physically active. Reduced…

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women, a new study finds. Researchers followed more than 35,000 gout sufferers in the United Kingdom and found that women with gout were 71 percent more likely to develop diabetes compared to people without gout. For men, the increased…

Weight Loss & Circulation

Circulation is the process of bringing blood, oxygen and hormones to your cells and removing gases and waste products from them. Major organs involved in circulation are your heart and your lungs. An overweight condition, combined with an unhealthy lifestyle, contributes to circulation problems. Left untreated, circulation problems increase the risk of diabetes and coronary…

Black Bean Salad Recipe

Make sure to rinse and drain the beans, if you are using canned beans.  Ingredients 1 (±400g) can of black beans, thoroughly rinsed, and drained (or 1½ cup of freshly cooked black beans) 1½ cups frozen corn, defrosted (or fresh corn, parboiled, drained and cooled) ½ cup chopped green onions or shallots 2 fresh jalapeño…

The Ultimate Meal in a Glass

Do you feel too rushed to eat? A busy schedule may give you little time to supply your body with the nutrition it depends on. The Manna Low GI Shake helps fulfill your nutrition requirements and provide you with a quick energy boost. A meal replacement to invigorate your weight-loss program, or increase your protein…

3 Key Diet Tips To Help You Lose Weight!

One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight, is that they will try to rigidly stick to a diet solution or diet program. These diet solutions will normally starve you of the foods which satisfy your hunger and taste buds and replace them with an eating plan that is just…

10 Foods Highest in Fiber

Dietary fiber (dietary fiber, roughage) is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestive tract at large, and for helping you feel full. A deficiency of fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, and elevated levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood. Conversely, an excess of fiber can lead…