Artificial Sweeteners and your Weight

Weight Gain Rather than help with weight loss, artificially sweetened diet drinks may cause weight gain, according to a literature review by Qing Yang from the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. The results, published in the June 2010 issue of the “Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine,” found that aspartame,…

Zucchini Ricotta Frittata

Ingredients (serves 2-3) 6 large eggs ½ cup ricotta cheese 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (or any other strong cheddar cheese) ¼ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 small zucchini (baby marrow), or one larger…

Blood Sugars, Low Carb Diet and Weight Loss

Blood Sugar Level Blood sugar level control is important not only for diabetics, but also for people suffering with insulin resistance, concerned with their weight or simply wanting more stable energy levels to do their daily activities. High blood sugar levels can damage your nerves, blood vessels and organs, while low blood sugar levels can…

Acidity & Weight Loss

Increased acidity Increased acidity within the body is a cause of heartburn. For most people, heartburn is an occasional occurrence. However, if you experience heartburn more than once a week, you might have undiagnosed gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The American Geriatrics Society explains that this condition is prompted by the inability of the esophagus…

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients (serves 3) 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped 600g plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped or 400g can of diced tomatoes 6 eggs Salt and freshly ground pepper  Method 1 Heat olive oil on medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add the onions and cook until translucent, just starting to turn…