Chorizo, corn and black bean salad

Chorizo, corn and black bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 cups corn kernels 400g can black beans or red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 1 avocado, peeled, chopped 200g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, sliced 1 teaspoon ground cumin Grated zest and juice of 2 limes 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped coriander…

How do you reduce a Fat Belly?

How do you reduce a Fat Belly?

Besides the fact that extra weight around your tummy doesn’t give you the “beach body” look that you want, it is also very dangerous to your health. If you weigh between 10 and 20 Kg more than you should, (see the Manna Ideal Weight Tables) it could imply serious health risks. It is not simply being…

Menopause: Prevention is Better Than Cure

Menopause: Prevention is Better Than Cure

It has become common knowledge that there are things that you can do to lessen the effects of menopause whilst you are going through it. But what about making sure that the effects are lessened, even before menopause? Well, a lot of research has been done in recent times to see if this could be…

Does Body Shape Make A Difference?

Does Body Shape Make A Difference?

Usually we are so obsessed about getting into shape that we don’t think about our overall body shape. There are many different types of body shapes, but they can all fit under the two main ones: Apple and Pear shaped bodies. Most people focus only on their Body Mass Index (BMI) when they are talking…

Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms

Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 4 (150g each) large flat mushrooms Lemon wedges, to serve Method Preheat a barbecue chargrill on medium-high heat. Combine oil, garlic, thyme and rosemary in a bowl. Season with salt…

Easy cauliflower 'rice'

Easy cauliflower ‘rice’

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 large head cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 small red chilies, seeded, thinly sliced 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut 4 green onions, thinly sliced Extra sliced green onion, to serve Method Using a food processor, process…

Soy Supplements for Cooling Hot Flashes

Soy Supplements for Cooling Hot Flashes

Any woman who has had to suffer through hot flashes knows how much of an uncomfortable inconvenience it can be. There have been some old wives’ tales about what you can do to make hot flashes more bearable, but non with proof of actually working. Luckily there is some good news! Recent studies in the…

The Risks and Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes

The Risks and Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes

When diabetes is not managed correctly, it can lead to various other health issues that affect the eyes, kidneys, heart, nerves, teeth and gums. Heart Disease – Statistics show that people who suffer from diabetes have a much higher chance of developing heart disease, which is the most common issue related to uncontrolled diabetes. Luckily…

5 Foods You Can Eat to Control Cravings

5 Foods You Can Eat to Control Cravings

Cravings are your body’s way of telling you that it has used up all the energy from the food you ate, and now it wants some more. Luckily there are certain foods that can give your body stable energy for longer periods of time. Five of the most common ones are: Apples: Apples are jam-packed…