Tuscan bean soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, trimmed, halved, washed, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 4 cups chicken stock 400g can borlotti beans, drained, rinsed 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 80g baby spinach Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek. Cook…

Cannellini bean and tomato salad

Ingredients 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed ½ small red onion, finely chopped 200g grape tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil Method Combine beans, onion and tomato in a large bowl. Add vinegar and oil. Toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap. Stand for 30 minutes for flavours to develop.…

Natural Remedies for Male Menopause

Andropause – Male Menopause Male menopause is characterized by a change in hormonal levels, just as it is in women. Male menopause is a decrease in testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone responsible for maintaining muscle mass, sperm production and sex drive in men. Testosterone levels decline very gradually in men, usually starting around age…

Asparagus Frittata

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup diced onions 1/2 teaspoon salt 500g asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut diagonally into 25mm lengths 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Method Heat butter into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until…

Grilled snoek with green salsa

Ingredients Green salsa 1 clove granulated garlic 3 large sweet and sour gherkins, roughly chopped 180 ml flat-leaf parsley 1 lemon peel, grated 1 tsp Dijon mustard, (optional) 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 dash milled pepper Snoek 1 Medium Size Snoek 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 60 ml lemon juice Method Roughly chop salsa…

Menopause Night Sweats

What causes heavy night sweats? Heavy night sweats (nocturnal hyperhydrosis) during menopause, which often seem to go hand in hand with daytime hot flashes, are caused, quite simply, by fluctuating estrogen levels that lead the body to think that its temperature is much higher than it truly is. During menopause, estrogen levels oscillate, causing the…

Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

Poor Blood Circulation Low blood circulation can occur due to several different underlying conditions, the most common of which are atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”; and peripheral artery disease, or PAD. You’ll likely experience certain typical signs and symptoms associated with poor blood circulation, which usually occur in your arms, legs, hands and feet.…

6 Belly Fat Loss Myths

Belly Fat Myths Belly fat loss myths abound in a culture obsessed with being lean and obtaining “six pack” abs. Sadly, many profit from the misinformation surrounding belly fat loss. The best way to lose belly fat is to combine increased physical exercise with sound nutrition. Look out for these belly fat myths and focus…

Avocado and corn salad

Avocado and Corn Salad

Ingredients

2 firm large ripe avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled, finely chopped

1 x 410g can corn kernels, drained

3 shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander

2 tbs fresh lemon juice

Method

Combine the avocado, corn, shallot, coriander and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Serve.

What Foods Put Your Body in Fat Storage Mode?

Fat Storage The food you eat influences the hormones your body releases, which can lead to fat storage. Foods that are high in simple sugars are digested and absorbed quickly. These foods are also known as high glycaemic foods. They influence your blood sugar and can lead to a “storage” response by your body. Reducing your…