“Walking off Weight”

Forget Fancy Exercise Machines You already have the best fat-burning equipment: your feet. The secret is knowing how to use them. Whether you’re a novice walker or a regular who’s hit a plateau, we’ll help you whittle down in four weeks. Our program is specifically designed to bump your body into a higher calorie- and…

Indian spiced chicken with tomato salad

Concerned about the fat content of your family meals? Worry no more with this quick Indian spiced chicken recipe. Ingredients (serves 4) 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon masala 2 teaspoons ground coriander ¾ cup fat free yoghurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 (550g) chicken breast fillets, halved horizontally 2 tomatoes, chopped…

Soup for da king

Serves 4 to 6 A real South African healthy, hearty, “lekker” thick soup for our very cold winter days. Ingredients 2 cups dried black-eyed peas  6 cups water 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 smoked ham shank or (Eisbein) 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 cup long-grain or brown rice 1 medium green pepper, chopped Pinch…

Dry, Brittle Nails and Hair Loss

Dry, brittle nails and hair loss can be symptoms of a number of things. Certain nutritional deficiencies can cause the nails and hair to deteriorate, as can several health conditions and diseases. Stress can cause these symptoms, as can menopause, hormone imbalances and certain medications. Heredity can be the culprit, or use of harsh chemicals…

Avocado and sweet potato salad

A tasty sweet potato and avocado salad which makes good use of seasonal produce. Ingredients (serves 6) 1 egg yolk 2½ tsp finely chopped fresh ginger 2 tbs white vinegar 1 tbs Dijon mustard 1 tbs brown sugar 250ml (1 cup) avocado oil 700g sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 5mm-thick slices 60ml (¼ cup) olive…

Sugar, the Cause of High Cholesterol Levels?

Added Sugars in your diet triple the risk of having a low level of ‘good’ cholesterol The average westerner eats the equivalent of about 21 teaspoons of added sugar a day – about 2½ to 3 times more than new heart disease prevention guidelines say they should. Excess sugar is known to contribute to obesity, diabetes, and other conditions…

Basic roast chicken

Master the art of roasting a chicken to perfection so that it has a crunchy skin on the outside and juicy, tender meat underneath. Ingredients (serves 4) ±1.6kg whole chicken 1 lemon, halved 2 teaspoons olive oil Method Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a roasting pan. Place a wire rack into roasting pan. Trim…

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…