Are meal replacement shakes healthy?

Drinking a shake instead of a full meal can be a smart way to get enough calories and nutrients to work toward gradual weight loss or a healthier diet, but there’s no guarantee that it will make a positive difference. Not all meal replacement shakes are nutritionally equal, so it’s important to spend some time…

Bad Foods that Are Good for Weight Loss

‘Bad’ Foods Can Help You Lose Fat Seductive foods seem to lurk at every turn, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. But many foods that have gotten a bad rap aren’t so terrible after all. Learn which tempting treats can actually help you lose weight and keep it off. Eggs When it comes to…

Menopouse: 10 Mites oor gewigsverlies!

Jy kom agter jy tel ‘n bietjie gewig op, hier en daar kom sit daar ‘n bietjie ekstra jy! Dit is tog normaal gedurende menopouse!? Met die beste van voornemens besluit jy om jou kalorie inname te verminder, ‘n gesonde dieet te volg wat sin maak. MAAR voor jy begin; daar IS ‘n paar mites…

Greek-style barbecued chicken

Put on a Greek feast to share with the whole family with this lemon-and-herb barbecued chicken, cheesy polenta and feta-topped tomato and olive salad. Ingredients (serves 8) 2 x 1.3kg whole fresh chickens 2 small red onions, coarsely grated 2 bunches fresh oregano, leaves picked, chopped 2 tbs finely grated lemon rind 4 garlic cloves,…

High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels), which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and contributes to…

Menopause: 10 weight loss myths that won’t help you

You’ve noticed a little weight gain here and there; it’s normal during menopause. With good intentions, you set out to reduce your calorie intake with a sensible diet. Before you begin, though, there are some menopausal weight loss urban legends you should discard. 1.    All fat is bad. You’ve got the right idea; you just need to…

Hoë bloed suiker laat jou brein krimp!

Die Amerikaanse Akademie vir Neurologie het op 9 Augustus 2013 soos volg berig: Mense wie se bloed suiker bo normaal is loop die gevaar van breinkrimping, dieselfde soos wat met ouderdom gepaard gaan. Mense wie se bloedsuiker aan die hoë kant van normale bloed suiker vlakke is loop die gevaar dat hul brein wel kan…

Three-bean salad with Gouda

Serves 6 This hearty sweet-and-savory bean salad gets a uniquely delicious layer of flavor from rich and tangy Gouda cheese. Beans tend to absorb flavors as they sit, so always taste the salad just before you serve it and add more salt, pepper or vinegar a little at a time if the flavor needs perking…

Lose Weight – Boost your metabolism

To lose weight, you need to expend more energy than you consume. And that means a high Basal Metabolic Rate to burn calories. “My friend can eat anything and she doesn’t gain weight, while I eat one extra peanut and it goes straight to my hips!!” was a tearful complaint I heard from a young…