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winter

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
June 20, 2020

Winterise your workout!

The winter season – rain, wind and icy temperatures – doesn’t exactly give you that urge to stick with your summer workout schedule; we know the feeling. But unless you want your 6-pack to turn into a keg, you need to keep up with your training programme. Here are our tips to help you push through.
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Recipes
February 20, 2020

Warm your belly with these delectable broths

Broth and stock are both flavourful liquids used in many dishes. Drinking bone broth regularly can help to improve gut health, joint health, wound healing and strengthen immunity
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Recipes
January 23, 2019

3 soup recipes to boost your health

Your immune system needs a lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help it to function properly. Soup makes for a delicious, nutritious meal that can help boost your immunity. Lentil soup Lentils contain nutrients that give your metabolism a helping hand. In this way, your body burns fat faster. Lentils are also a good source of fibre, which may help to reduce cholesterol levels. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped ¼ cup olive oil 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf 1 tsp dried basil 1 can crushed tomatoes 2…
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Healthy Lifestyle
August 3, 2017

Are heaters bad for your health?

Can’t imagine life without your heater? If your winter warmer burns fuel, you may have to, after finding out what it’s doing to your health. How it affects your breathing While they can do wonders to beat the chill, heaters that run on petroleum, gas, paraffin, oil, or charcoal can produce carbon monoxide. When breathed in, carbon monoxide takes the space of oxygen in the blood. This means that less oxygen is delivered to the heart, brain and other vital organs. Without enough oxygen, you could lose consciousness and eventually suffocate. If you are exposed to carbon monoxide for a…
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Recipes
June 23, 2017

6 Cheap meals to get you through winter

It’s cold, it’s rainy and you just want comfort food, without blowing your budget. Look no further. With just five ingredients, you can conjure up a hearty and filling soup. No need to spend money at a restaurant, find these ingredients in your grocery cupboard. Cauliflower soup Ingredients: 1 cauliflower head (size of your choice). 4 cups of water. 2 tsp of salt. Olive oil. A tablespoon of unsalted butter. Method: Bring water to a boil and add 2 teaspoons of salt. Add cauliflower and cook until soft. Purée the cauliflower and water. Add a tablespoon of unsalted butter for…
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Recipes
June 23, 2017

Enjoy a healthy, hearty roast this winter

There's nothing more comforting than a homemade roast on a blistering cold day. Warm up with these tasty, easy roast recipes. Lemon and herb roasted fish Ingredients 1 whole fish, cleaned and scaled. Olive oil. 1 lemon, thinly sliced. 1 onion, thinly sliced. 3 garlic cloves, crushed. ¼ cup chopped mixed herbs. Thyme, oregano, and parsley are good choices. Salt and pepper. Method Preheat the oven to 230°C. Put the fish on a baking sheet. Make three crosswise slashes down to the bone on each side of the fish. Rub the fish with some olive oil and season with salt…
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Skin
April 19, 2017

Five tips for winter lips

Cold and miserable, winter is generally no fun. Worse still when the harsh weather dries out your skin, causing chapped lips which are painful and unappealing. Besides the bleakness of winter, though, other factors can leave your lips a little wrecked. These include biting your lips, licking, or constantly touching your lips (you’re transferring bacteria from your hands, stop right now!), and dehydration. Some types of make-up could also aggravate your skin, so check if that lipstick that you love is the culprit. What to do? Here are simple ways you can battle winter’s worst using simple home remedies. Blast…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
May 17, 2016

4 Hot tips to soothe those winter joints

You don’t need a weather report to know that winter’s coming – the twinge in that old knee injury already warns you. And you aren’t imagining it: research shows that a drop in temperature can lead to more aches and pains. Here are some practical ways to manage your discomfort this winter. Food and drink make a difference Warm drinks help keep your body warm, and keeping your body warm will help alleviate joint pain. Don’t go for too much caffeine, but opt for tea and a hearty winter-soup. To further strengthen your bones, and decrease your risk of osteoporosis.…
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Recipes
May 14, 2016

Super affordable winter soup!

It’s getting colder outside, but while temperatures are dropping, food prices are still going up! Here is a fragrant, golden chicken soup recipe that will make everyone feel better without breaking the bank. It’s not hard to make and it even freezes well! Ingredients 4 chicken thighs on the bone, excess fat removed 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive or avocado oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 leeks, sliced 3 celery stalks with the leaves, thinly sliced 2 carrots, cut in diagonal slices 3 baby marrows, cut in diagonal slices 375 ml dry white wine, pure apple…
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