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nutrition

Recipes
June 11, 2018

An omelette for every mood

Good old eggs; if you have this staple in your fridge you have a hundred great food ideas! One of which: the not-so-humble omelette. Omelettes are a breakfast classic. Eggs are packed with high-quality protein and they contain all the daily vitamins and minerals you need for energy. If you’re really on a health kick, choose egg white omelettes. These are lower in calories, fat and cholesterol. Let’s make omelettes You will need: 2 large eggs Salt and pepper to taste 2 tsps of unsalted butter A mixing bowl Whisk A frying pan Spatula Crack your eggs into a mixing…
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Gut & digestion
May 11, 2018

Heal your body by healing your gut

Millions of neurons line the gut and release important chemical messengers that allow the gut to keep in close contact with the brain, and influence our moods and emotions. This is one reason whey the digestive system is also known as the second brain. Digestion is critical as it breaks food into nutrients that the body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. Mind and body connection There’s more to your digestive system than occasional aches and pains that come with heartburn, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. Your gut is central to your overall health. It’s connected to everything that happens…
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FluInfections
April 20, 2018

Is chicken soup good for flu?

Chilly months seem to go hand-in-hand with colds and flu. There’s the inevitable itch in your throat, coughing, headache – and of course, the sniffles. Before downing your over-the-counter medication, is it worth trying that old natural remedy: chicken soup? It’s delicious, warm and filled with nutrients – and seems to do the trick. Here’s why. Magic liquid According to studies, cooking chicken releases the amino acid cysteine, which resembles a drug that can treat upper respiratory infections. Even better, when you add vegetables to your soup, you’re adding vitamins too, which ups your flu-fighting capabilities. Drinking liquid broth soups…
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Teeth & gums
April 20, 2018

Food to give you a bright smile

Are you really what you eat? Well, your teeth can attest to that. A quick bite of your favourite meal may satisfy your hunger and cravings, but what is it doing to your teeth? It’s important to remember, your milk teeth days are gone. The pearly whites you have today are the only ones you’ll have for your life, so we need to look after them! As you age, your tooth enamel tends to degrade. Aside from brushing, flossing and regular dental visits, certain foods can strengthen tooth enamel, prevent cavities, ward off gum disease, and even whiten your teeth.…
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Child DevelopmentParenting
March 2, 2018

Feed your baby’s brain

Your baby might not be able to read yet, but you can improve his brain development during feeding time. Babies are especially vulnerable while they’re growing and developing, so it’s important to include the right foods in his diet. No one single food will give your child all the right nutrition and vitamins, so make sure to give them a variety of fresh foods. Good to know Before you get started with solid foods, keep in mind: Talk to your doctor before introducing a new food into your baby’s diet as there may be possible allergies. Babies are usually ready…
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Sleep
February 28, 2018

These foods will help you sleep

The last thing you want after a long day at work is to toss and turn as sleep eludes you. No one wants to take Insomnia to bed. It’s worth noting that the foods you eat may be culprits. On the upside, there are also foods that can bring on forty winks faster than you can count sheep. First, let’s understand why sleep is so important: Sleep affects everything! According to the Harvard Medical Health School, the lack of sleep goes far beyond simply making you tired and moody. A lack of sleep can increase your risk for obesity, the…
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Skin
February 20, 2018

Clean your diet, clear your skin

It is huge! In fact, it doesn’t matter what size it really is - when you spot a pimple on your face, it always feels like it is massive. It would be understandable if you were a teenager, but why do some of us still suffer with this as adults? Thanks to human biology, hormones and the complex nature of your skin, acne is a global challenge. It is most common among male teenagers as their testosterone levels are usually high, but it can affect men and women of all ages. This pesky skin condition can be persistent, but there…
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Gut & digestion
February 20, 2018

Bloated or constipated? Then avoid these foods.

Suddenly can’t fit into your favourite jeans? Blame it on your bloated belly! Constipation and a bloated stomach go hand-in-hand. Constipation is the uncomfortable process when you find it difficult to pass stools; or it happens less often than it should. This varies from person to person to person, but usually, fewer than three bowel movements a week leads to constipation. If you have very hard or small stools, no appetite, a feeling that you can’t relieve yourself and bloating, you may be constipated. Bloating can be a symptom of constipation but it can also be caused by built-up gas…
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Recipes
February 20, 2018

Healthy Pancakes in 1-2-3!

Pancakes probably don’t come to mind when trying to choose a healthy, nutritious breakfast, but you’d be surprised! Here are three quick, easy and scrumptious pancake recipes to get you started. All you need are three basic ingredients and a pan. Ready? Healthy banana pancakes Bananas are high in antioxidants; contain high levels of B vitamins, potassium and magnesium. Best of all, they make for a deliciously, fluffy pancake. Ingredients 1 banana. 2 eggs. Cinnamon or chocolate chips. Method Mix the banana and eggs using a blender. Add cinnamon or chocolate chips into the batter. Pour the mixture in small…
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Diabetes
January 8, 2018

The deadliest hormone-problem in the world

Diabetes is taking over the world, growing at scary rates. Recent statistics show that here in Africa diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic condition. In fact, more people die every year due to complications from Diabetes, than from violent crimes! The single hormone responsible for the pandemic Many people misunderstand diabetes. You don’t get diabetes like you get a cold or the flu: it’s not something that happens to you. A more accurate way to describe the condition, would be: “Your body’s insulin is not working properly.” Insulin is the hormone responsible for regulating the amount of glucose (sugar) in the…
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