Pear & Strawberry Smoothie

Pear & Strawberry Smoothie

High in dietary fiber, vitamins C & K, pears are good for your heart, and studies have shown that fiber can lower bad cholesterol. It is said that pears contain more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient. Ingredients 1 Small Pear, Fresh 6 Large Strawberries, Fresh 50 ml Greek Yogurt 1 Cup Milk, Preferably Full…

Banana Nut Smoothie

Banana Nut Smoothie

Bananas and nuts go great together. Nuts have lots of health benefits, from almonds being high in calcium and vitamin E, to cashews being an amazing source of minerals such as zinc and iron. We used natural macadamia butter, but you can use any nut butter of your choice, even peanut butter. Just check the…

Best Fibre for Weight Loss

Best Fibre for Weight Loss

Fiber is great for dieting as it can add to your portion size and make you feel fuller, without adding calories. The body doesn’t digest fiber, so it helps the body to digest other things like sugars and carbs more slowly. Apart from being a great weight loss aid, fiber is good for keeping you…

The Effects of Stress on Your Body

The Effects of Stress on Your Body

Rush hour traffic. Meeting after meeting. Getting the kids to school on time. Paying the bills. Sometimes you just wish that you could cut all the stress out of your life. It might be a bit far-fetched to move to a tropical island and sip cocktails on the beach all day. But the reality is…

Sweet potato & lentil soup

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup

Ingredients (6 servings) 2 tsp medium curry powder 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, grated 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated 3 garlic cloves, crushed 20g pack coriander, stalks chopped thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, grated 800g sweet potatoes 1.2l vegetable stock 100g red lentils 300ml milk juice 1 lime Method Put the curry…

Foods to Avoid With Gout

4 Foods That Worsen Your Gout

Have you ever felt like your gout gets a lot worse after you eat something? Well, there is an explanation for this… Why does my gout flare up after I eat something? The first thing to note is that this will not happen after eating just any type of food. There specific foods that will…

Menopause and Hair Loss

Menopause and Hair Loss

Have you noticed how your hair falls out a lot more during menopause? Usually, hair loss is something that only men have to worry about. Unfortunately, as soon as women start getting close to menopause, they might also see that their hair starts to thin. How will I know when it is menopausal hair loss?…

Type-2 Diabetes and Skin Disorders

5 Dreaded Diabetes Skin Problems

I think we can all agree that diabetes by itself is already a pain to deal with. In this article I will show you how to deal with 5 of the most common diabetes skin disorders. The most common skin problems are: Scleredema diabeticorum Diabetic Limited Joint Mobility Acanthosis Nigricans Eruptive Xanthomas Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum.…

Brown lentil and vegetable soup

Brown lentil and vegetable soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 carrots, peeled, diced 2 zucchini, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 brown onion, finely chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 2 cups Vegetable stock 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained ½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 1 lemon, quartered Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high…