Roasted vegetable salad

Roasted vegetable salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 400g cauliflower, cut into florets 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), thickly sliced 400g pumpkin, peeled, cut into thin wedges 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 250 packet cooked whole baby beetroot, quartered 60g baby spinach ¼ cup walnuts, toasted, chopped 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 2 teaspoons orange zest ¼ cup fresh mint…

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

There are many myths surrounding digestion and digestive problems, but many times the opposite of these myths are actually true. Here are some of the most common cases: Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest Although gum is not actually digested in your stomach, it does not stick to your stomach walls for 7 years, but…

Fluctuating Blood Sugar Levels

Fluctuating Blood Sugar Levels

Almost anything you do, eat, or drink has some sort of affect on your blood sugar levels. Some things may cause it to skyrocket, whilst others may help you get it back to normal. Things that can cause blood sugar levels to go up include: Caffeine – Even if you remove the sugar and milk…

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 Combine oil, garlic, thyme and rosemary in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Brush mushrooms with oil mixture.…

Barbecued chicken with Greek salad

Barbecued chicken with Greek salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons low-fat yoghurt 1 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped 500g chicken tenderloins, trimmed Olive oil cooking spray 100g baby spinach 100g roasted capsicum, sliced 1 cucumber, roughly chopped 75g feta cheese, crumbled ½ cup kalamata olives in brine Method Place yoghurt, 2 teaspoons lemon…

Treating Male Menopause Naturally

Treating Male Menopause Naturally

The male version of menopause known as Andropause is about the same as menopause in women, except this time it is the testosterone levels that take a dive. Lower levels of testosterone can mean less muscle mass, decreased sperm production and a lower sex drive. A gradual decline in testosterone can usually be seen from…

Menopause: When Should You Reach It?

Menopause: When Should You Reach It?

There are numerous factors linked to the answer of this question, but we will simply look at the 5 most important ones to help give you an idea of when you should be expecting the “Big Change”. 1. When did Your Mother Reach Menopause: The biggest indicator of when you are likely to reach menopause…

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

1. Fight Constipation with fiber This one goes without saying, but fiber keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fiber each day. 2. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production…

Menopausal Hot Flashes and Memory Loss

Menopausal Hot Flashes and Memory Loss

New research results seem to show that women who have experienced hot flashes during menopause are more prone to having issues with their memory. An extensive study was done at universities in Illinois and Chicago in the USA, where they tested the memory of several women in menopause. The results showed that women who experienced…

Five Foods for Weight Loss

Five Foods for Weight Loss

While these are not magic foods that will make you lose weight as you gorge down on a Big Mac, you can add them to your diet to make weight loss a bit more effective. 1. Pistachios Most diets will take away some of your meat allowance, so in order to substitute some of the protein…