Grilled basil chicken, fennel and rocket salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g chicken breast, pounded slightly 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup fresh basil, leaves only 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ medium fennel, core removed, thinly sliced 150g cherry tomatoes, halved 100g rocket 2 teaspoons olive oil 20g parmesan cheese, shaved with vegetable peeler Method In medium mixing…

Avoid the Menopausal middle

Weight gain, specifically a thickening in your middle, is another sign of changing hormones. While a number of books and doctors claim that menopause has nothing to do with weight gain, that weight gain occurs in menopausal women because they’re older and their metabolism is slowing down, other studies indicate that hormone levels are tied…

Foodaholics – a Plan to reverse the problem

Dealing with an addiction is never easy, but when you’re addicted to something you can’t live without – food – your plight may seem virtually impossible to overcome. Since you can’t abstain from all food forever, the foodaholics – or food addict – diet is designed to keep you away from foods that may trigger…

D.I.Y baked beans

This tasty bean dish is just right for a lazy weekend breakfast or brunch. Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 250ml (1 cup) passata (tomato pasta sauce) 125ml (1/2 cup) water 1 tbs golden syrup 1 tsp smoked paprika 400g can white beans, rinsed, drained 2 tbs chopped fresh continental…

How to reduce a Fat Belly?

Is a Fat Stomach Unhealthy? Yes. For people weighing 10 to 20 Kg more than what they should (see the Manna Ideal Weight Tables), a fat belly is regarded as an additional health risk. Fatty tissue which is stored around the stomach and abdomen (sometimes called intra-abdominal or visceral fat) carries a greater health risk…

Natural solutions for Menopause

A few lifestyle adjustments can make the transition into menopause easier to handle, writes Angela Donaldson. Menopause affects women in different ways. Some of us will barely notice we’re going through it, while others will be plagued by symptoms like mood swings and hot flushes. The good news is that you don’t have to just…

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

Ingredients (serves 4) 600gram boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives 1/4 cup chopped pitted prunes, (dried plums) Freshly ground pepper, to taste Method Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Heat oil in a…

Apple or pear – what’s in a body shape?

Whilst we may not all be ‘in-shape’ we are all a certain shape, but which one? Female body shapes can be classified in many ways including banana, apple, pear and hourglass. When it comes to weight gain and shape change, it’s likely that your breasts and belly will be accentuated or your buttocks, hips and…

Study: Soy Supplements Can Cool Hot Flashes

Now, 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…