Greek-style meat salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 220g lamb or beef strips 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Greek-Style Salad 6 handfuls spinach or rocket leaves 2 spring onions, finely chopped 300g cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cucumbers, sliced 400g green beans, lightly cooked, drained and refreshed 2 tbsp capers Finely grated zest and juice…

Corn and zucchini toss

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 1cm dice 2 cups corn kernels 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Method Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-based pot…

Healthy Fat-Fighting Foods

Greek Yogurt Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and low-sugar types. Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a nutritional all-star that belongs in your weight loss plan. This whole…

Getting past a weight-loss plateau

You’ve worked hard to improve your diet and exercise habits, and you’ve been rewarded by seeing the number on the scale continue to drop. But then for no reason you can identify, the scale doesn’t budge — even though you’re still eating a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercising regularly. You’ve hit a weight-loss plateau. Before…

Balsamic chicken with 4 bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) ±750g chicken fillets 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 420g can 4 bean mix, drained, rinsed 250g Tuscan herb mix 100g baby spinach Method Place chicken in a shallow dish. Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in fridge for 15 mins. Heat a…

Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses too much fluid. This can happen when you stop drinking water or lose large amounts of fluid through diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, or exercise. Not drinking enough fluids can cause muscle cramps. You may feel faint. Usually your body can reabsorb fluid from your blood and other body tissues. But…

What Your Feet Say about Your Health

Cold Feet, Many Culprits If your toes are always cold, one reason could be poor blood flow — a circulatory problem sometimes linked to smoking, high blood pressure, or heart disease. The nerve damage of uncontrolled diabetes can also make your feet feel cold. Other possible causes include hypothyroidism and anemia. A doctor can look…

Three different Stages of Gout

Three different Stages of Gout Gout usually develops after a number of years of buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints and surrounding tissues. A gout attack usually starts during the night with moderate pain that grows worse. A gout attack typically causes pain, swelling, redness, and warmth (inflammation) in a single joint, most…