Diabetes: 7 Myths and Their Truths

Diabetes: 7 Myths and Their Truths

Not all things said about Diabetes is true. Here are some diabetes myths and the truths behind them. 1. Myth: Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, you have to go on insulin shots. Truth: If caught early enough, Type 2 diabetes can be managed with healthy lifestyle choices like diet and exercise. If more advanced, multiple oral…

Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 600ml hot vegetable stock 400g can chopped plum tomatoes with garlic 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 100g frozen broad beans zest and juice ½ lemon large handful coriander or parsley, to serve Method Heat the…

Beef & vegetable casserole

Beef & veg casserole

Ingredients (5 servings) 2 celery sticks, thickly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 really big carrots, halved lengthways then very chunkily sliced 5 bay leaves 3 sprigs thyme 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp tomato purée 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 beef stock cubes, crumbled 850g stewing beef (brisket…

Is sitting still the new smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Surely smoking is much worse for your health than sitting still. Right? You will be shockingly surprised. These days we spend most of our day stuck to our chairs. Be it behind the computer, in meetings, eating lunch, or sitting in traffic. To put it simply, we are a lot less active. Today, our society…

Paprika chicken

Paprika chicken

Ingredients (8 servings) 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour 1 tablespoon ground paprika Salt & freshly ground black pepper 8 large (about 125g each) chicken drumsticks, skin removed 25g butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 brown onions, halved, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 400g cans diced Italian tomatoes 250ml (1 cup) water 1…

Cheesy autumn mushrooms

Cheesy Autumn Mushrooms

A low-carb treat, ready in 5 mins Ingredients (4 servings) 4 large field mushrooms 100g gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled 25g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 thyme sprigs knob butter, cut into small pieces rocket leaves, to serve Method Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Arrange the mushrooms on a baking tray. Scatter…

4 Big Body Changes in Men with Andropause

4 Body Changes During Andropause

Everybody thinks menopause is just for woman. Well – think again! Andropause or, “male menopause” as it is sometimes called is what happens when a man’s male hormone levels start to decrease. This happens steadily over several years. It begins at about the age of 30. This can be a challenging time in any man’s…

Lightly spiced carrot soup

Lightly Spiced Carrot Soup

A satisfying soup which is delicately spiced and works well as a rustic starter. Ingredients (6 servings) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped knob of fresh root ginger, grated 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped 1 tsp mild curry powder, plus extra 1kg carrots, trimmed and sliced 2 lemongrass…

Spiced orange roast chicken

Spiced orange roast chicken

Pop this one-dish wonder in the oven for Sunday lunch and you’ll be able to relax while it becomes infused with a delicious citrus flavor. Ingredients (6 servings) 1.2kg chicken thigh fillets 80ml (1/3 cup) fresh orange juice 80ml (1/3 cup) honey 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1…