Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two. A recent study found that…

Fasting for Weight Loss?

Fasting for Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, the idea of fasting is usually shot down immediately. This is because it causes your metabolism to slow down, and your cells to store more fat. However, fasting for a short period of 1 to 3 days may actually help you kick-start healthy eating habits by getting you to…

Chicken and corn frittata

Chicken and corn frittata

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 3 green onions, finely chopped 2 medium zucchini, grated 2 x 125g cans corn kernels, drained 6 eggs ½ cup pure cream 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 garlic cloves, crushed Method Heat oil in a 26cm (top) frying pan over medium heat.…

Chicken and lentil soup

Chicken and lentil soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 cup green lentils, rinsed, drained 2 cups chicken stock 4 cups water 2 Chicken Breast Fillets 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, leaves intact, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf ½ cup grated parmesan, to serve ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Method Place the lentils…

Food Triggers of ADHD

Food Triggers of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make activities that require concentration or focus severely difficult. Learning, working, or even playing games can become a challenge for people who suffer from ADHD. The disorder is usually treated with medication and behavioral therapy, but something that begs to be questioned is the role of a person’s diet.…

Italian vegetable and white bean soup

Italian vegetable and white bean soup

Ingredients ( 6 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 celery sticks, trimmed, diced 2 carrots, peeled, diced 1 potato, peeled, diced 2 zucchini, diced 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 6 cups Beef stock 160g cabbage, finely shredded ½ cup frozen peas 400g can cannellini beans,…

Mexican beef meatballs

Mexican beef meatballs

Ingredients (4 servings) 500g lean beef mince 2 x 125g cans red kidney beans, drained, rinsed 1 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 3/4 cup chunky mild tomato salsa 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium avocado, halved, peeled 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream Salad, to serve Method Process mince, beans, onion,…

Andropause and How it Affects the Body

Andropause and How it Affects the Body

As men get older, they tend to see changes in their body and mood. This is due to the male hormone, Testosterone, which starts to decrease gradually after the age of about 30. As men mature, a multitude of changes occur in the body. Most of these occurrences are caused by decreases in certain male…

Baked cabbage

Baked cabbage

Ingredients (6 servings) 400g red cabbage, cut into wedges 400g green cabbage, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, drained 1 tablespoon chopped fresh continental parsley Method Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Arrange…

Chicken and corn soup

Chicken and corn soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 20g butter 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and sliced 1 litre Chicken stock 2 x 420g cans creamed corn ½ x 420g cans corn kernels, drained 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup sour cream salt and cracked black pepper 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves Method Melt the…