Chicken, olive and rosemary hotpot

Chicken, olive and rosemary hotpot

Ingredients (4 servings) ¼ cup plain flour 4 small chicken breast fillets, skin removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup Chicken stock 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ cup pitted olives 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, roughly chopped Method Preheat oven to 170°C. Place flour, and salt and…

What You Need To Know About Carbs

What You Need To Know About Carbs

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding carbs, sugar and starch. Many people see them as being exactly the same thing, and that you should avoid them all. But what makes blood sugar Levels increase and why? What Are Carbs? In essence, carbs are a source of energy that the body can use…

How to Keep Weight Off After a Low Carb Diet

How to Keep Weight Off After a Low Carb Diet

Low-carb diets have become a popular weight-loss trend, but keeping extra weight off may be a challenge. The decrease in carbohydrates lowers insulin levels, so the body turns to stored fat deposits as fuel. Keeping weight off after a low-carb diet requires maintaining healthy eating habits while engaging in regular physical activity to keep extra…

Garlicky green beans

Garlicky green beans

Garlicky green beans

Ingredients (8 servings)

600g green beans, trimmed

25g butter, chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

Method

Cook beans in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 6 minutes or until just tender. Drain.

Return beans to pan. Add butter and garlic. Toss over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until coated. Serve.

Limit Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

Limit Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

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 more…

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

It has been long believed that cholesterol is caused by fat, and not by carbs. However, recent research seems to prove otherwise. Carbohydrates seem to follow a certain sequence of steps which cause higher levels of cholesterol: Step 1: Carbohydrates can increase triglycerides which cause very low-density lipoprotein particles (VLDL) to be produced in the…

Blood Sugars, Low Carb Diet and Weight Loss

Blood Sugars, Low Carb Diet and Weight Loss

Most people think blood sugar control is only important to diabetics and insulin resistance – this is however not the case. When you consider how blood sugar levels, low carb diets and weight loss are intertwined, you can clearly see why it is important to keep your blood sugar levels steady. Your blood sugar levels…

Foods to avoid on a low carb diet

Foods to Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet

Carbohydrates are chains of molecules your body breaks down into sugar during the digestive process. When people refer to a low-carb diet, they typically mean they are limiting the amount of simple carbohydrates or simple sugars they ingest. A typical low-carb diet can include between 50 and 150 grams of carbohydrates daily, depending on your…