Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Great ways to dodge indigestion, gas, and bloating are to eat smaller, more frequent meals and savour each bite. Fiber Helps With Constipation Fill up your plate with foods like cherries, grapes, crunchy bell peppers, beans, whole grains, and nuts. Fiber-rich foods like these help digestion and keep you regular. Your body needs a recommended…

Roasted Mushroom & Lentil Cakes

These mushroom and lentil cakes are as healthy as they are tasty. Low GI, low in fat and a great source of protein for vegetarians. Ingredients (Serves 4) ½ cup/100g dried red lentils 2 cups/150g mushrooms, sliced 2/3 cup/75g walnuts, chopped 1 medium onion 1 egg 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1…

Citrus Chicken

Ingredients 165g boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1/4 tsp dried ginger 1 clove minced garlic Juice of ½ lime 1 cup (165g) cooked spinach 1 tsp light butter Black pepper to taste Method 1. Mix together the coriander leaves, ginger, garlic and lime and rub onto chicken breast. 2. Wrap…

Menopause DOES affect a woman’s memory

Women who have the most hot flushes have the greatest problems with memory during menopause. Women who have hot flushes during the menopause experience more memory problems, new research suggests. The study, published in the journal Menopause, showed that there is a direct link between hot flushes and memory problems. Researchers at the University of…

Beyond Insulin Resistance

When you consider insulin resistance and how to improve it, you need to think in terms of insulin sensitivity.  In other words, how sensitive your cells are to the function of insulin. Insulin acts as a key that fits into receptors on cells, thereby opening them up and making them receptive to glucose.  Glucose can…

Lemon fish

  Ingredients: (4 Servings) 4 white fish fillet (Hake) 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 4 tbsp whole milk ricotta cheese – or any other cheese of choice 4 tbsp plain yogurt 1 tbsp fresh chives, optional Method: Preheat oven to 200 °C. Place fish in aluminium…

Healthy Egg White Omelette

Ingredients (serve 2) 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped bell pepper 1/4 tsp. black pepper 4 egg whites 2 Tbsp. low-fat, shredded cheddar cheese Method Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet at medium high heat and sauté onions and peppers for three to four minutes. Whisk egg whites lightly…

Study: Soy Supplements Can Cool Hot Flashes

Researchers who took another look at 19 published studies find that soy supplements may help to counteract Menopausal Hot Flushes. Soy has been touted as an alternative treatment to hormone replacement therapy after HRT was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. “For many women with symptoms and especially with concerns about hormone replacement therapy,…

Silent Dangers of High Blood Sugar Levels

Ever wondered what the dangers of high blood sugar levels are? Do you feel there is too much fuss around controlling blood sugar levels when you actually feel pretty fine? Unfortunately, with diabetes, ‘feeling fine’ is not a barometer for being well.  This disease is fundamentally insidious.  Most of the damage caused by high blood…