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January 23, 2019

3 mouth-watering vegetable recipes

Vegetables don’t always have to be the side dish. You can create wholesome, healthy, vitamin- and mineral-rich meals with just veggies on your plate. We share three delicious and nutritious recipes.   Cauliflower couscous salad 1 small head cauliflower, broken into chunks (6-7 cups) 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped 2 green onions, chopped For the dressing 6 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 6 tbsps freshly squeezed orange juice (1-2 oranges) 3 tbsps apple cider vinegar 1-½ tbsp honey Salt and pepper to taste Method Put the cauliflower into a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower looks like…
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Food & nutrition
February 20, 2018

The truth about red meat

That juicy steak you’re about to order might seem like the best option for supper, but you may be served a side of ill health. Meat is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and protein, but an excess of meat in your diet can harm your health in the long run. What’s the risk? Research suggests that one of the most common risks of eating too much red meat is heart disease. Some red meats contain high levels of saturated fat. This raises cholesterol and increases the risk of heart diseases. Large-scale studies by the American Osteopathic Association and the National…
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Food & nutrition
May 8, 2017

Do vegans live longer?

What’s the fuss about going vegan? The animal-free diet means that you abstain from animal protein and products. These include eggs, dairy products, fish and anything else that contains animal substances. The vegan lifestyle excludes all forms of animal cruelty and exploitation in clothes and everyday products. For the most part, we know that genetics, our overall environment and lifestyle choices play important roles in how well we age – and how long we live. Recently though, the case for vegans living longer has been gaining traction, in big part, thanks to vegans generally making healthier lifestyle choices. “Every three…
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Food & nutritionRecipes
July 31, 2015

Recipe: Alternatives to pasta and potatoes

Think of a side dish with meat and most people will mention pasta, potatoes or rice. Unfortunately these are all high in carbs, but low in fibre and other essential nutrients. These types of foods also cause your blood sugar levels to rise quickly. They don’t keep you full for long though, and you usually feel hungry again a short time later when your blood sugar levels drop – tempting you to eat even more. This often leads to weight gain. However, many people find that they lose weight easily, once they limit or eliminate these foods from their diet.…
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March 24, 2014

The ultimate breakfast

Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day. Yes, you’ve heard that saying many times, but is there any truth to it? Without a doubt! Not only does a healthy breakfast kick-start your metabolism, it also gives you energy for the day and recharges your brain and body. Breakfast also sets the stage for smart choices for the rest of the day. Breakfast skippers tend to overeat later in the day and often battle with weight gain – despite the fact that people believe they will lose weight if they skip breakfast. A good breakfast is great to help…
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December 12, 2013

Red kidney bean and corn salad

Red kidney beans, which are part of the legume family, are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They’re very low in fat, cholesterol-free and they’re a good source of protein. This is especially good news for vegetarians, but it doesn’t mean meat-eaters can’t enjoy them too! Take a look at Heleen Meyer’s red kidney bean salad. It’s perfect as lunch for work, as a side dish at a braai, or with roasted chicken. Plus, the combination of fibre and protein in the beans keeps you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.  (more…)
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December 10, 2013

Cumin-roasted sweet potatoes

Another low GI food, sweet potatoes cook much more quickly than you think. You can do them under the grill or on a barbecue and they always turn out well. (more…)
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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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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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