Cabbage, ginger and sesame stir fry

Cabbage, ginger and sesame stir fry

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 garlic clove, sliced 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced 1 small (about 1kg) cabbage, finely shredded 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 1 tablespoon light soy sauce Freshly ground pepper Method Heat a wok or…

How Stress Affects the Metabolism

How Stress Affects the Metabolism

The body’s metabolism describes the process that happens inside the body where calories are turned into energy. Thus, the metabolic rate is how slow or how fast the body converts calories into energy. There are different factors that play a role in the speed of metabolism, including calorie consumption, exercise, and stress. Whilst the first…

Simple Tips to Relieve IBS Symptoms

Relieve IBS Symptoms: 5 Simple Tips

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a medical condition that affects the large intestine, leaving you with symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, cramping, and bloating. The symptoms of IBS can leave you feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed, but luckily there are some ways to minimize the effect of these symptoms. Tip 1 Take note of foods that cause…

Carrot and ginger soup

Carrot and ginger soup

Boost your immune system this winter with a good dose of ginger and vitamin C in this hearty carrot soup. Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 5cm piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 6 (1kg) carrots, peeled, chopped 4 cups Chicken stock sour cream and…

Andropause: Dealing with Low Testosterone

Andropause: Dealing with Low Testosterone

In essence, Andropause is the term used for “male menopause”, or “man-opause”. It is called this because it is something that happens to most men as they get older, and may have several symptoms that are similar to those which women experience during menopause. Andropause is what happens when a man’s body starts producing less…

Protein for Weight Loss

Protein for Weight Loss

Although the most basic rule for weight loss is still burning more calories than you take in everyday, recent studies suggest that increasing your protein intake may in fact help you lose weight more effectively. How much protein should you eat? As a general guideline, the recommended daily amount of protein is 0.8 grams of…

Balsamic sweet potato mash

Balsamic sweet potato mash

Ingredients (4 servings) 1kg orange sweet potato, peeled, diced 50g butter, chopped 50ml extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Method Cook sweet potato in a saucepan of boiling, salted water over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain in a colander. Return sweet potato to warm saucepan. Shake saucepan over low heat…

The Effect of Estrogen on Insulin Resistance

The Effect of Estrogen on Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a growing health condition where the pancreas does not work as it should; producing less or less effective insulin. It is one of the greatest factors for developing type-2 diabetes and many people do not even know they have it. Recent studies suggest that the female hormone known as “estrogen” might play…