Pineapple-cucumber salad

This is a great salad for the summer. Serve as a side dish or condiment. It is also delicious rolled into lettuce wraps. Ingredients (Serves 4 to 6) 3 cups chopped fresh pineapple 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint 1/4 cup lime juice Method In a…

Which Foods contain starch?

Starches are made up of carbohydrate molecules that are larger than mono-saccharides, which are carbohydrates found in honey and fruits. These molecules, characterized as polysaccharides, take longer to digest than other types of carbohydrate molecules. For this reason, they provide more consistent energy, rather than causing rapid energy spikes and “crashes.” Starches are found in…

Moves to help trim your waist

Waist fat increases your risk for serious health issues, such as colorectal cancer, Type 2 diabetes or a stroke. If you want to shrink your waist fast, you can’t focus on spot training. You need to increase fat burning through cardio activity, strength training and diet modifications. Together, these changes will help you shrink your…

Bobotie

Ingredients (Serves 6) ½ cup (35g) fresh breadcrumbs 1 cup (250ml) milk 2 tbs olive oil 1 each onion and carrot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 5cm piece ginger, grated 1kg lean beef mince 2 tbs mild curry powder 6 fresh curry leaves, chopped, plus extra to serve ½ cup (85g) raisins 2 tbs…

Rainbow salad

Ingredients (serves 6) 2 small carrots, peeled 2 cucumbers 50g noodles 2½ cups shredded red cabbage 2 green onions, thinly sliced lettuce leaves 2 tablespoons grape seed or olive oil 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated Method Using a vegetable peeler, cut thin ribbons from carrots…

Day and Night Sweats

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Sweating during the day or night, especially in menopausal women, is usually the result of hot flashes. These cause feelings of bursts of intense heat that disappear as quickly as they arrive. Hot flashes are caused by hormone fluctuations and the effect this has on the brain. Hot flashes are…

How to get rid of Belly Fat when Skinny

When struggling to get rid of belly fat even though you are skinny can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips you can follow to shrink that belly. Upgrade your diet. Cut out the crap. That means reducing or eliminating processed foods, added sugar, refined grains, butter, cream and fried foods. Opt for…