Recipes
December 10, 2013

A delicious salmon recipe for Diabetics

When it comes to nutrition, diet is very important for a diabetic, and you should eat a well-balanced diet that's rich in high-fibre carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, as well as fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel. This recipe is a perfect example of a healthy, well-balanced meal that's ideal for diabetics. Ingredients: • 4 skinless salmon fillets (around 150 grams each) • 2 cups picked watercress sprigs or baby rocket • 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes - halved • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut diagonally into 4cm lengths • 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced diagonally •…
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Cancer & lymphoma
December 10, 2013

A gene which makes tumours grow?

That’s right, British scientists have found a gene that’s responsible for making tumours grow. | Scientists found the gene, called CUX1, in patients with breast cancer and a certain type of leukaemia that is currently very hard to treat. The rogue DNA isn’t exclusive to a particular cancer, and it can fuel almost all forms of the disease, which kills more than 150 000 Britons every year. The discovery of this gene could lead to thousands of cancer patients receiving more effective treatments. (more…)
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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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