All posts tagged: nutrition

[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

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

[Recipe] Indulge your cravings Tuna Bake

Ingredients: 300g Macaroni pasta Cooking spray 40g Butter 2 tbsp Plain flour Pepper 2 cups Milk 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese 425g can Tuna in springwater, drained, flake Method: Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ 400ºF. In a medium saucepan, add water with salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Add the uncooked macaroni and cook according

[Recipe] Strawberry & spinach smoothie

I know this may seem like a strange combination, but this recipe is truly delicious. You won’t even know there is spinach in it. This recipe makes 2 servings. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Low-fat vanilla yogurt 2 cups Water 1 Banana 1 cup Strawberries, sliced 2 cups Spinach Honey to taste (optional) Method: Add the yogurt,

[Recipe] Rosemary and Lavender hair rinse

This recipe is great for any hair type and does not only make your hair softer and thicker but makes it smell amazing! This recipe is enough for about 2-4 rinses and keeps for about 2 weeks. For best results rinse your hair about twice a week. Ingredients: 4 cups water 8 drops Lavender oil

The science of vitamins and the body

We all need vitamins and minerals to help our body grow and develop. When we are deprived of these nutrients our body will lash out in different ways. How to know when you are lacking vitamins? Cracks in the corner of your mouth? Deficiency: Iron, Zinc and vitamin B Source: Salmon, tuna, poultry, eggs, clams,

Stress in the workplace

We have all had that one job which just proved to be too much when it came to stress. Are you still in that situation? Or are you still trying to make yourself believe life is good? Stress in the workplace can take a major toll on your life and your overall health. Even though

[Recipe] Dairy Free Ciabatta

A delicious ciabatta recipe for any occasion especially our Dairy Free Lasagna Recipe. This recipe makes  about 2 average size loaves Ingredients: 400g White flour, plus extra for flouring 7g Instant yeast 300ml Water 30ml Olive oil, plus extra for oiling 7g salt Semolina flour, for flouring Method: In a mixing bowl, combine 200g of

[Recipe] Dairy Free Lasagna

When I think about Lasagna I immediately think friends and family. There is nothing better than sitting around a full table enjoying big helpings of lasagna, ciabatta, Italian salad and red wine. This recipe is great for those of you who can’t eat dairy and serves about 6. Ingredients: 500g Beef mince 2 tbsp Olive

Coffee vs Tea

We all have our beverage of choice and most of us would fight to the death when trying to convince others why our choice is better. But the fact of the matter is both tea and coffee have their pros and cons and it all boils down to which one you prefer. Some of us