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October 11, 2016

Quick and Easy Recipes as a part of your healthy eating plan

Including dry bean, peas, lentils and soya as a part of your healthy eating plan Below are some tips on how to be creative with including dry bean, peas, lentils and soya as a part of your healthy eating plan. Remember to gradually add them in order to become more familiar with these foods and minimize gastrointestinal discomfort.
October 10, 2016

The Benefits of Beans

The South African Guideline for Healthy Eating on legumes is: “Eat dry beans, split-peas, lentils and soya regularly”. These should form part of a healthy eating plan with a variety of foods and should be eaten regularly, i.e. at least 4 times per week.
October 9, 2016

National Nutrition Week, Love your beans

Its National Nutrition Week 2016 and the theme this year is “Love your beans – eat dry beans, peas and lentils!” The theme was chosen in line with the international theme from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: ‘2016 International Year of Pulses: Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future’.
August 14, 2016
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Understanding PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that recently appears to be occurring more frequently in women. It is a complex condition that is difficult to diagnose since there are so many symptoms associated with it. Many of the symptoms are due to high levels of androgens circulating in the body. Androgens are “male” hormones, and the main one is testosterone. The high levels prevent ovulation and affect the menstrual cycle. This weight gain leads to insulin resistance which could subsequently cause diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities and heart disease. This is where your diet can help you. By reaching your ideal body weight, you can prevent insulin resistance and any other resulting conditions. It is important to remember that insulin resistance is a physiological state that can be corrected, and is not a chronic condition.
August 9, 2016

Thinking critical about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil seems to have grown in popularity lately. They are readily available by the bucket load in most shops and is advertised as being extremely beneficial. Where has it been hiding all this time and is it really as good as it is made out to be?
August 6, 2016

Carbohydrates: Are they really the devil?

The word “carbs” seems to be all the rage these days. Whenever you ask someone about their latest diet, it tends to include “Well, I’ve been cutting out carbs”. But what has changed with carbs and how did they become so bad all of a sudden?
August 4, 2016

Separating fat from fiction

Everyone seems to be talking about fat these days. All these years you’ve been shying away from it, but current trends seem to say that fat is good now and can help with weight loss and disease prevention. You’ve heard your friends talking about how they’ve added butter to their espresso and have started losing all this weight, and now you are left feeling confused. So what exactly is fat and do you need it?
August 4, 2016

So what is all the buzz with PROTEIN these days?

If you have been frequenting the gym, you are bound to have heard the word protein being thrown around. But will it make you lose weight or put on weight, hopefully in the form of muscle? Everyone has different goals for their health. What is protein and how will it help you achieve your goal?