Smoothies: healthy or not?

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:41+00:00 July 8th, 2014|General health, General topics, Nutrition|

You should be eating five fruits a day, or is it seven? Faced with the problem of combining a busy schedule with a good diet, many people turn to smoothies for their daily fruit intake. But are smoothies healthy? We investigated… [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Fruit smoothies are promoted as a simple way to boost your fruit [...]

Arthritis: 10 ways to ward off joint disease

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:41+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Bone health, General health, Nutrition|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Arthritis is one of the most common joint diseases in the world – it severely compromises the quality of life of thousands of people everywhere. The word, which means joint inflammation, is used as an umbrella term for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, most notably osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Is there anything [...]

Basic Chicken Soup

By | 2016-06-30T12:28:41+00:00 May 21st, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

Chicken soup, flavoured with garlic and onion (both virus-fighting veggies), is a sick-bed staple. We found US entrepreneur Martha Stewart’s version of chicken soup really tasty and oh-so-simple Add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to give it an extra healing oomph. [divider_top] Acknowledgements & Photo credits [divider_top]

Vegetable Bean Soup

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:43+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_right] [/custom_frame_right] Beans, beans, beans. From sugar beans to butter beans, kidney beans and all the beany goodness in between, there’s no getting away from the fact that beans are nutritious, delicious and versatile. They are chock-full of soluble fibre, magnesium and potassium – all excellent ingredients for lowering blood pressure and improving overall heart [...]

Mothers Day Omelette with Fried Sage and Gruyére Cheese

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:44+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Show your mom how much you appreciate her by cooking this terrific Mothers Day omelette for brunch on Mothers Day. Any other day will do too! She’s guaranteed to love it and you’ll have added an excellent recipe to your repertoire. You’ll find the recipe here at www.foodnetwork.com Acknowledgements & Photo credits Photo [...]

Sweet potato and chicken soup

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:44+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Boost your immune system with this really good soup made with mellow-flavoured sweet potatoes and that well-known "sick-room" staple – chicken. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 large onion, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
2 teaspoons ground curry powder
 1 teaspoon ground ginger 
4 carrots, sliced
 500 grams sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped [...]

Immune boosters: 10 foods to boost your immune system

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:44+00:00 April 29th, 2014|General health, Immunity, Nutrition|

Immune boosters are no longer an option. Research has demonstrated the importance of a strong immune system in the fight against colds and flu. Now that winter is on its way, it’s worth building your body’s natural protection system to tackle these ailments head-on. [custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] It takes more than an apple a day, of [...]

Spinach and Courgette Soup

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:44+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Spinach contains beta carotene to cleanse your system, garlic is a natural antihistamine and courgettes (or zucchini) are filled with allergy-fighting folate. This good-for-you soup is irresistibly green. Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped roughly 1 pinch salt 2 medium potatoes, cubed 2 1/2 cups [...]

Baked fish with fennel and tomatoes recipe

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:44+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Fennel is a fragrant , wispy-leaved plant with a distinctive flavour and a reputation for soothing coughs and sore throats. Fennel complements fish dishes perfectly and, to celebrate this Easter Friday, we came across this great recipe of baked fish with fennel. Enjoy it! Ingredients 500 g potatoes 2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed, [...]

Broccoli Soup with Spinach and Ginger

By | 2016-11-22T13:51:47+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_right shadow="on"][/custom_frame_right] Boost your lymphatic system in a big way with this super-tasty, super-refreshing and super-good-for-you broccoli soup. And it’s quick to make too. We loved it! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons diced onion 2.5-centimetre piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 4 cups fresh broccoli, broken into florets [...]