Cauliflower salad with tahini yoghurt dressing

Cauliflower salad with tahini yoghurt dressing

Ingredients (6 servings) 1kg cauliflower, trimmed, cut into 4cm florets 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced 2 small tomatoes, quartered, seeded, thinly sliced 50g baby rocket Tahini yoghurt dressing 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 teaspoons tahini 1½ tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt Method Preheat oven…

Fiber for Weight Loss

Fiber for Weight Loss

Fiber great for dieting as it can add to your portion size and make you feel fuller, without adding calories. The body doesn’t digest fiber, so it helps the body to digest other things like sugars and carbs more slowly. Apart from being a great weight loss aid, fiber is good for keeping you regular,…

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

Many people with diabetes have come to know a feeling of numbness or lack of sensation in their limbs, especially in their feet. The main reason for this is that high blood sugar levels tend to damage blood vessels and nerves over time. This makes it difficult for the blood to be circulated to the…

Limiting Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

Limiting Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

  Eating carbohydrates is the fastest way to get fuel to your body which it can use as energy. However, this also has a negative side, as this quick energy delivery causes a spike in your blood sugar levels. When you cut out most of your carbohydrates in your diet, it can help you maintain…

Savoury mince

Savoury mince

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 600g beef mince 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 x 400g cans crushed tomatoes Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until…

Savoury mince eggplant bake

Savoury mince eggplant bake

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large eggplant, thickly sliced ½ quantity (3 cups) Savoury mince (see related recipe) 200g mozzarella cheese, grated mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add eggplant. Cook for 5 minutes each side or until tender and golden. Preheat oven…

Menopause and Hair Loss

Menopause and Hair Loss

Usually hair loss is something that only men worry about, but as soon as women starts getting close to menopause, they might also see that their hair is not as thick as it used to be. The reason for this is the fluctuating hormones, specifically the decrease n estrogen. Estrogen is responsible for ensuring the…

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain

Recent studies seem to suggest that people who suffer from type 2 diabetes may lose brain volume faster than others. The strange thing is that it does not seem to be linked only to blood vessels in the brain being damaged as first suspected, but to the way in which the brain responds to the…

Facts about Belly Fat

Facts about Belly Fat

Just like our hair or eye color, we inherit certain fat storage patterns from our parents. This is why we do not all pick up weight in the same way all over our bodies. Some people pick up weight around their hips or thighs, others in their arms or legs, and other around their belly.…