All posts tagged: diet

[Infographic] Keeping your heart healthy

Heart disease has effected almost every family globally, being it heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, etc. According to the Heart & Stroke Foundation South Africa, 80% of heart disease and strokes can be prevented. About 225 South Africans die daily, due to heart disease related complications. It is important for each and every one

[Infographic] The Importance of Protein

Most of us think that a high protein diet is exclusively for individuals with active lifestyles. That is very far from the truth. Yes, people who exercise regularly should consume more protein to help their bodies rebuild damaged tissue during prolonged or intense exercise, but even couch potatoes need protein. Check out the infographic below

Exercise and hydration

Staying Hydrated Before, During and After a Workout Health experts recommend that an average person drinks a minimum of 2 liters of water daily so that the body stays hydrated, as published at Health Line website. The human body constitutes 60% of water and it’s lost continuously through urine and sweat. Drinking enough water when

Keeping your baby hydrated and happy

Human beings need to drink the right amount of water every day to achieve the healthy state of balance known as homeostasis – the delicate balance between how much water we consume and how much we release through urine, sweat, respiration, etc. Newborns and young infants have specific requirements for hydration, just as toddlers, children, and adults

[Infographic] Guide to Pasta Shapes

Ahh, pasta. It’s carb-y goodness can be served so many ways: soaked in a red sauce, smothered in cheese, or just with a pat of butter. Despite being one of the first dishes we all learned how to cook, many of us don’t have a thorough pasta vocabulary. There are over 200 types of pasta

4 Reasons Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

In South Africa, 25% of males and 39% of females are either overweight or obese, recent statistics from National Nutrition Week reveal. And while the idea of fast weight loss is tempting, fad diets often do more harm than good — despite their seemingly unwavering popularity. Let’s take a look at four reasons why fad diets simply don’t

[Infographic] The secret to healthy ageing in women

It’s no secret, getting old sucks, especially for women. It’s like one day you just woke up old. You have no idea when it happened, it just did. During our teens and twenties, our bodies go through a lot of changes and we seem to keep weight off quite easily, we spend hours in the

[Recipe] Red lentil curry soup

This delicious, gallbladder-friendly recipe is perfect for the upcoming cold winter nights in South Africa. It is easy to prepare and super healthy. Remember, some food types effect each of us differently. You have to find out what works for you. Don’t be afraid to edit some recipes to suit your needs. Ingredients 1 tbsp

[Recipe] Falafel burgers

This delicious recipe is easy to prepare and yields 4 servings. Do not mistake this dish for a light eat, it is quite hearty and will fill up any belly. Ingredients 400g can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained Garlic clove, chopped Handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley 1 tsp ground Cumin 1 tsp ground Coriander

[Recipe] Bocconcini and Basil Turkish Pizza

This delicious pizza recipe is easy to prep and serves 4. Ingredients: 400g Turkish Bread, halved horizontally 2/3cup (170g) Tomato passata (tomato puree) or tomato pasta sauce 210g Bocconcini, torn (you can also use mozzarella) Basil leaves, to serve Method: Preheat the oven’s grill to 230ºC. Place the Turkish bread cut-side up on a baking