Lower Cholesterol naturally

Quickest Way to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Elevated cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Hence, it is important for total cholesterol to be less than 5.172 mmol/L of blood and low density lipoproteins, or LDL, less than 3.36 mmol/L. Furthermore, since LDL directly affects total cholesterol, it is an important factor to address. The good news is that…

Veggie breakfast bakes

Veggie breakfast bakes

Hit 3 of your 5-a-day with this alternative fry-up – it’s packed with vegetables and oven-baked. Ingredients (4 servings) 4 large field mushrooms 8 tomatoes, halved 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 2 tsp olive oil 200g bag spinach 4 eggs Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the mushrooms and tomatoes into 4 ovenproof…

Asian pulled chicken salad

Asian pulled chicken salad

Pull apart a ready-roasted chicken to whip up this healthy, vibrant, low-calorie dish in just 20 minutes. Ingredients (5 servings) 1 small roasted chicken, about 1kg ½ red cabbage, cored and finely sliced 3 carrots, coarsley grated or finely shredded 5 spring onions, finely sliced on the diagonal 2 red chillies, halved and thinly sliced…

Bad Sinuses

What to do when good sinuses turn bad

If you are plagued by sinus problems, take a moment to consider these valuable parts of your head. What can turn good sinuses into problem sinuses? Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones between your eyes, behind your cheekbone, and in the forehead. They produce mucus, which helps keep the inside of your…

Fast weight loss

Tips on Losing Weight Fast

When you make a commitment to lose weight, you want instant gratification. You know deep down true weight loss takes time, but watching the kilograms peel off slowly can be excruciating. A safe rate of weight loss is 0.5 to 1kg per week because this rate is more likely to lead to long-term lifestyle changes…

Stress symptoms

Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behaviour

Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit. Common effects of stress Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and…

Stress and belly fat

How Stress can lead to Belly Fat

Cortisol can be your best friend or your sworn enemy. The steroid hormone, which is produced by your adrenal glands, plays a role in the fight-or-flight response – the physiological loop that gears your body up to fight against danger or run for your life. This is vital when faced with immediate danger, but increases…

Male Mood Swings

Mood Swings in Men

Hormonal changes occur in men overtime, just as they do in women. Therefore as men age, they are more prone to mood swings due to hormone changes. However, extreme mood swings accompanied with severe depression are likely associated with another ailment. If your mood swings are out-of-control, or if you experience severe bouts of depression,…

Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau

How to Push Past a Weight Loss Plateau

Overview You are trying to lose weight and, actually, you were doing just fine until recently. You were eating better and working out, and all of the sudden what had been working for you, stopped. It doesn’t quite make sense, does it? Weight loss plateaus are frustrating because they seem to come out of nowhere.…