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Recipes
December 9, 2013

Smoked chicken, broccoli and blue cheese salad

Root vegetables and broccoli are especially good for diabetes. The blue cheese in this recipe gives it added flavour to tantalise your taste buds. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 9, 2013

Why you really should take a lunch break every day

Think about the last time you took a full one hour lunch break? And we’re not talking about taking one so you can run errands, but taking one so you can actually sit and enjoy your lunch, or get a bit of quiet time for yourself. Still thinking? You’re not the only one. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
December 9, 2013

Why has yoga become so popular?

Yoga has been around for a very, very long time – 5 000 years in fact according to some reports. Even in the western world it’s been popular for decades however, over the past 10 years yoga has exploded as an alternative form to regular exercise. Today there is a yoga studio that offers something for everyone - whether its bikram, kundalini, ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa or power yoga, you are sure to find a form that suits you. The benefits of doing yoga on a regular basis are numerous, not least of all it helps you develop a healthy body…
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Recipes
December 9, 2013

Mixed bean casserole soup

A tasty, hearty, casserole soup that’s perfect for winter or cooler weather. Plus it’s packed with nutritional goodness thanks to the different beans, vegetables and herbs used. This recipe uses dried beans, which ideally need to be soaked overnight, however you can also use canned beans if you’re short on time. (more…)
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Pregnancy
December 8, 2013

Exercising during pregnancy may improve your baby’s brain

Exercising can become tiresome, especially if you’re pregnant, but it’s important that you continue to exercise throughout your pregnancy, as it has numerous health benefits for both you and your baby. (more…)
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Recipes
December 8, 2013

Blueberry pancakes

For type II diabetes, 50% - 60% of the diet should be foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, such as in this recipe, as they release their glucose content slowly. Blueberries also have a low GI rating. (more…)
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Recipes
December 8, 2013

Beetroot, walnut & watercress salad

Beets have a low GI, making them a good choice for diabetes. To save time, microwave the beetroot, rather than roast them, unless you roast them the day before along with something else. The watercress can be replaced by baby spinach leaves. (more…)
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Recipes
December 7, 2013

Low GI lentil salad with rosemary and balsamic

Legumes such as beans, peas and lentils, are a fantastic source of protein – for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. As an added bonus, they’re also low fat, high-fibre, cholesterol free and much cheaper to buy than fresh meat. Legumes are considered to be low-GI, which means they release energy slowly and help maintain blood sugar levels. This low-GI lentil salad with rosemary and balsamic is healthy and delicious alternative to bread and a potato dish at a braai. (more…)
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Pregnancy
December 6, 2013

Giant tumour removed from woman

The average new-born baby weighs approximately 3.5 kg – now imagine what it must be like to carry around a 25 kg tumour! That’s the size of the giant, benign tumour removed from a woman’s womb in Valencia, Spain – this past week. (more…)
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