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food and nutrition

Recipes
October 8, 2018

Quick recipes for radiant skin

Your skin is an important organ that needs to be nourished with good sources of nutrients. Good news: you can whip up your skin radiance boosters right there in your kitchen. Skin smoothies for the win! Fruit and veggie smoothie This carrot-spinach combo boasts a good amount of beta-carotene (an antioxidant that converts into Vitamin A). We need Vitamin A for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, and for the health of our eyes. The avo is a good source of healthy fats for soft, supple glowing skin, and kale, which contains chlorophyll, helps remove toxins from the body…
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Recipes
October 8, 2018

Delicious salads from around the world

Bring the world to your kitchen, with these fresh and tasty salads from across the globe. American classic Cobb salad Dressing: ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tsps salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, minced ¾ tsp ground pepper ¾ tsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp sugar ¼ tsp ground mustard ¾ cup canola oil ¼ cup olive oil Salad: 3 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 bunch watercress 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped ½ cup crumbled blue cheese 6 bacon…
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Food & nutrition
October 8, 2018

How mindful eating can make you lose weight

Our fast-paced lives mean we’re always on the move. And being on the move means we’re usually grabbing quick bites to line the stomach and avoid hunger pangs. The constant cycle of being on the go and eating what you can, at that moment, isn’t the best eating pattern, nor does it serve any purpose for your health. Eat smart Mindful eating is about focusing on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. According to the Harvard Medical School, this ancient practice can transform the way you think about food and set the stage…
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Diabetes
October 8, 2018

What diabetics need to know about hypoglycemia (hypos)

Your brain is in charge of your body because it helps you to do almost everything. For it to function properly, it needs energy that comes from glucose (sugar). When it can’t get the supply it needs, your body goes through a condition called hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), also known as 'hypo', is when there isn’t enough glucose in the blood. It isn’t a disease but could be a sign of an underlying health problem. Common signs of a hypo include sweating, trembling, hunger, irritability, anxiety, heart palpitations, dizziness, tingling, weakness and a pale face. One of the most…
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Recipes
October 8, 2018

Tasty low-carb meals in 20 minutes

When you’re hungry and strapped for time, a sandwich or some pasta may seem like the easy choice, but those choices are loaded with carbs. Step away from your usual unhealthy meals and try these quick, nutritious low-carb meals. These are delicious, filling and will keep the kilos at bay too. Low-carb tikka cauliflower rice Cauliflower is a versatile and nutritious vegetable when it comes to cooking. It’s packed with fibre, antioxidants, and is a low-carb alternative to grains and legumes. Swap your usual steamed cauliflower for a flavourful, spicy meal instead. Ingredients: 1tbsp oil 1onion, sliced or diced 120ggreen beans, cut…
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ArthritisBone, Muscle & Joint
October 8, 2018

The 10 best foods for arthritis

Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause swelling, stiffness and pain in your joints. Arthritis can affect anyone, of any age. There are many types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, which develops if your joints are overused, and rheumatoid arthritis which develops if your immune system attacks your joints. No matter which type you have, living with arthritis can be tough as there’s no cure. But there are ways to manage the condition. Certain foods can help ease the symptoms by fighting inflammation (a condition where different parts of your body become reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful), and…
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Ageing
October 8, 2018

The secret to reversing hair loss and wrinkles

Fine lines around your mouth, bags under your eyes, and patches of hair falling out? Well, these are the hallmarks of ageing. But… can you skip this stage of life and remain forever young? Scientists at the University of Alabama may have found a way to reverse wrinkles and hair loss; a cure for ageing that shows real promise. Turn back time Ageing symptoms are largely dictated by a decline of mitochondrial function within cells. In a recent study, scientists from the University of Alabama experimented with ways of reversing a DNA mutation that leads to mitochondrial dysfunction. Their experiments…
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Hair & nails
October 8, 2018

The best vitamins for hair growth

Your hair is your crowning glory. If you want long, thick hair, but struggle with thin hair, and slow growth, these vitamins can help stimulate luscious locks. Vitamins are essential nutrients that help your body perform different duties. This is what allows you to function properly. Vitamins can help heal wounds, keep your bones strong and boost your immune system. Vitamin A All the cells in your body need Vitamin A for growth, including your hair. If you lack this vitamin, you may notice you’re losing hair. Vitamin A helps your skin glands make an oily substance called sebum. Sebum…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 8, 2018

What your body shape says about your health

Should you wear skinnies or boyfriend jeans? Your body shape can help you decide which jeans you’d look best in – and reveal a few things about your health too. The most common shapes are pear, apple, inverted triangle and rectangular. People of all shapes and sizes can be healthy, but sometimes your shape could put you at risk for certain diseases. Your natural body shape is determined by your genes, but diet, exercise, sleep and stress levels all play important roles in “shaping” you. Apple If most of your weight accumulates around your hips and abdomen, you have an…
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Gut & digestion
September 18, 2018

Is milk bad for you?

We have bee told "Milk is good for you!" since we were children. Our mothers, and advertising ingrained this nugget into our minds for years. But should milk really be part of your diet? Milk is a whole food which provides 18 out of 22 essential nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and protein.  Unfortunately, though, about 75% of the world’s population isn’t able to break down lactose; a core ingredient in milk. Despite its benefits, milk may put you at risk for some conditions. For example, research shows that countries with the lowest rates of dairy and calcium intake also…
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