Chicken and cabbage salad with yoghurt herb dressing

Ingredients (serves 6) 1 barbecued or grilled chicken, skin removed, meat shredded ¼ red cabbage, shredded 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), thinly sliced 2 carrots, peeled, finely grated 1 onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 cup raisins Yoghurt herb dressing 1 cup low-fat natural yoghurt 1 orange, juiced 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar Method Combine…

Exercise for someone in a Wheel Chair

If you are wheelchair-bound, you require daily exercise to help maintain flexibility in the upper body; strengthen your core, shoulders and arms; prevent excessive weight gain; and improve your digestion. Additionally, it will improve your circulation, lung capacity, oxygen delivery to your tissues and organs and posture and prevent clotting problems that can cause a…

How to Lose Weight If You Are in a Wheelchair

Millions of people, young and old, struggle to lose weight. Weight loss is a personal journey that requires discipline in the fields of both nutrition and exercise. People in wheelchairs have an extra challenge, since they cannot move as much of their body as most people. Limited body movement decreases the options that a person…

Exercise helps to Detoxify

The body is engineered to heal itself to get rid of toxins and to keep the body running as efficiently as possible. With exercise you clean all of your internal organs at the same time. Exercise accelerates the detoxification process. As you exercise, the blood circulates throughout the body, bringing nutrients to all the organs…

Avocado and cucumber salad

Avocado and cucumber salad

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 175g baby salad leaves
  • 2 medium avocados, chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large English cucumbers, halved, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Method

Combine salad leaves, avocado, onion and cucumber in a bowl. Place lemon juice and oil in a screw-top jar. Season with salt.

Curried beef and vegetable stir-fry

Ingredients (serves 6) 1/3 cup (80ml) soy sauce 1 red bird’s eye chili, deseeded, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1½ tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon curry powder of choice 500g lean beef mince 250g cabbage, finely shredded 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), deseeded, sliced 150g…

Low-Glycemic Index Diet for Diabetes

Following a diet designed to keep blood sugar from rising after meals helped diabetic people keep their disease under control. Results of latest published study: People with type 2 diabetes who ate what is known as a low-glycemic-index diet for six months had greater blood sugar control and fewer heart disease risk factors than those…