All posts tagged: diet

[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

Understanding diets

These days it feels like around every corner there is a new diet, each claiming to be newer, better and more improved than any other diet that previously existed. Something we should all realize is that not every diet will work for you. Choosing a diet is more complicated than we might think. There are

Ozone Therapy and Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Toxicity is of much greater concern in the twentieth century than ever before. There are multiple chemicals that we are exposed to which did not exist until recently. The air, soil and water are becoming increasingly polluted. This exposure, along with the common use of drugs, eating devitalised/refined foods, failing to exercise or drink enough

[Recipe] Low Cholesterol Pasta Eggplant Caponata

This delicious recipe is easy to make and takes about 40 minutes to make and yields about 4 servings. Ingredients: 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 large Eggplant (about 500g), cut into 2cm cubes 2 x 400g cans chopped Tomatoes 2 tsp Caster sugar 60g Green olives, pitted

[Recipe] Low Cholesterol Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

This delicious Low-Cholesterol Recipe is easy to prepare and yields about 1 dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups Rolled oats 3/4 cup All-purpose flour 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/2 tsp Salt 1 stick Unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup Sugar 2 tbsp Molasses 1 large Egg 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 cup