Barbecued chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 corn cobs with husks attached 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 1 tbs fresh lemon juice Salt & freshly ground black pepper 4 (about 200g each) single chicken breast fillets, trimmed 800g sweet potao 4 red onions Method Use a wire brush to scrub clean your barbecue plate and grill before using.…

Mixed tomato salad

  Ingredients (serves 4) 400g tomato medley mix 2 small red tomatoes, cut into wedges 1/2 small red onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon caster sugar 1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves  Method Cut half the medley tomatoes in half. Place in a large shallow dish.…

Why older men need extra testosterone

What is testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps maintain men’s: Bone density Fat distribution Muscle strength and mass Red blood cell production Sex drive Sperm production Hypogonadism is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles…

How to Burn Fat and not losing muscle

  Burn Fat and not Muscle Over the course of time, fat is sometimes gained along with muscle. This is not the usual goal, it is just a by-product of what happens when you take in more energy than what you burn while building muscle. It is also at this time that the goal shifts…

Beef chilli hot pot

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g diced beef 1 brown onion, finely chopped 35g packet chilli seasoning 410g can chopped tomatoes 420g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat 1½  tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer…

Vegetable & lentil soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 210g (1 cup) split red lentils 1 tbs olive oil 1 x 400g pkt Fresh Veggie Mix 2 tsp mixed seasoning of choice 1L (4 cups) salt-reduced vegetable stock 250ml (1 cup) water Method Place the lentils in a fine sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear.…

7 Interesting Health Facts

The primary means by which we interact with the world around us is through our senses. Here are some interesting facts about these five sensory abilities. After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp. If you’re heading to a concert or a musical after a big meal you may be doing yourself a disservice. Try…

High Blood Sugar Linked to Memory Decline

An impaired ability to regulate blood sugar is associated with shrinkage of a part of the brain involved in memory and learning. The brain needs a rapid and constant supply of glucose to function at its best. Previous research has suggested that in diabetes, problems in glucose regulation could affect the brain’s chemistry and lead…

Low GI Foods and Weight Loss

Low GI The glycemic index, or GI, is a ranking system that measures the effect that carbohydrate-containing foods have on your blood sugar, or glucose, levels. Foods with a low GI have a milder effect on your blood sugar than high-GI foods. Though low-GI foods cannot trigger weight loss on their own, they may enhance…

What Are The Signs of Insulin Resistance?

The signs of insulin resistance syndrome includes: Impaired fasting blood sugar, impaired glucose tolerance, or type 2 diabetes. This occurs because the pancreas is unable to turn out enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance. Blood sugar levels rise and pre-diabetes or diabetes is diagnosed. High blood pressure. The mechanism is unclear, but studies suggest that the…