8 Causes of Brittle Nails During Menopause

8 Causes of Brittle Nails During Menopause

Brittle nails are much more than just a cosmetic irritation, it can make daily tasks difficult. You want to be able to peel the price-sticker off of that new vase that you bought for the dining room table without worrying about breaking a nail. As with most menopausal symptoms, we can trace brittle nails back…

8 Warning Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

8 Warning Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

Poor blood circulation can really take its toll, and most people discover it too late when it is more difficult to get your blood circulation back on track. Low blood circulation can be caused by different factors, but the most common ones are atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Most symptoms are felt in the…

Greek-style stuffed capsicums

Greek-style stuffed capsicums

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 large red capsicums (bell peppers) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 300g lean beef mince 1 tablespoon dried oregano ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped ½ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ cup brown…

Ratatouille with peppered steak

Ratatouille with peppered steak

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), cut into 2cm pieces 1 large eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces 2 medium zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 2cm pieces 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 400g can chopped tomatoes 1…

Hoe om Binnevet te Verbrand

Binnevet en jou gesondheid

Wanneer mense sê dat hulle van hul maagvet ontslae wil raak, verwys hulle eintlik na twee verskillende tipes vetweefsel: binnevet (soms aktiewe vet genoem) en onderhuidse vet. Onderhuidse vet word direk onder jou vel gestoor en is die tipe vet wat jy op jou maag, arms of enige ander plek op jou liggaam kan “vasknyp”.…

Balsamic baby onions

Balsamic baby onions

Ingredients (6 servings) 12 baby brown onions, halved, peeled ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, crushed Method Combine onions, vinegar and garlic in a bowl. Stand for 30 minutes. Drain onions, reserving liquid. Heat a greased chargrill over medium-high heat. Cook onions, turning once, for 15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a bowl.…

Chicken, peach and rocket salad

Chicken, peach and rocket salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons light olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 100g baby rocket leaves 2 cups (±320g) shredded roast chicken, skin removed 2 yellow peaches, stones removed, cut into wedges ±250g lettuce, rinsed, torn 1/3 cup basil leaves Method Combine the oil and vinegar in a large bowl. Add the rocket, chicken, peaches,…

How Sugar Causes Heart Blockage

How Sugar Causes Heart Blockage

It seems that we learn of a new negative effect of sugar every single day. It has recently been found that sugar can lead to various issues with the heart, including heart blockage. If weight gain and diabetes was not enough of a reason to stay away from sugar, maybe heart blockage is. It may…