Chocolate and hazelnut is a winning combination - wouldn't you agree? If you do, you'll love this guilt-free recipe we've got up our sleeve for no-bake brownies made with hazelnuts, shredded coconut and cacao powder, topped with rich ganache!
These brownies don't take a whole lot of time or ingredients to whip up - plus, because they're so low in sugar, they're suitable for diabetics, too! The ... ››› more
If you suffer from persistent bloating, cramps and irregular toilet habits, you may have concluded that you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
But here's the thing: sometimes IBS symptoms stop being simply IBS and turn into something much more serious, such as colorectal or ovarian cancer.
Read on for four medical issues that your IBS symptoms could be trying to make you aware of, accordi... ››› more
According to the Government Employees Medical Scheme's (GEMS), only 20% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) around the world seek medical attention. The same statistic applies to South Africa in particular.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says this is of concern because IBS, a disorder that involves your colon and causes symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain, affects ove... ››› more
If you have type 2 diabetes and have been suffering through your sweet cravings up until now, good news: You no longer have to!
Yes, it's totally possible to satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. No, I'm not about to suggest that you eat boring old fruits. Rather, I'm sharing a sweet and delicious delicious recipe for a low-carb, low-sugar smoothie that your ha... ››› more
You're diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You're at a birthday party and the cake is served. What do you do - reach for a slice or politely say, “no thank you”? Can you have your cake and eat it too?
We turn to Leanne Katzenellenbogen, a dietician and nutritionist based in Sandton, Johannesburg, for the answer...
Diabetics can have a cheat meal every now and again – as long as they follo... ››› more
Do you often feel lethargic, feel hungry between meals, have difficulty losing weight or always feel the need to take a nap after eating a big meal? If you answered “yes” to all my questions, you've probably got metabolic inflexibility - meaning your body struggles to switch from one fuel source to the next.
Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to reset your metabolism and train... ››› more
You'll notice that as you age, your skin stops producing supportive fibres like elastin and collagen - which give your skin its firmness - as efficiently as it used to when you were younger. The result? Stretched, sagging skin... yikes!
Luckily, there are a key dietary changes you can make to get your skin back into shape or prevent it from sagging in the first place (prevention is better than ... ››› more
By now, you've definitely heard of the Paleo diet. If you aren't already on it, you're likely wondering if and why you should start it. Here are a couple of good reasons...
For starters, the Paleo diet is proven to improve glucose control and lipid profiles better than the American Diabetes Association (or ADA) plan. Studies show that it also helps stabilise blood sugar levels, reduces cravings... ››› more
Psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs when your skin cells replicate too quickly, resulting in dry, itchy whitish scales. If you suffer from psoriasis, you're probably hoping that one day you'll find a solution to relieving and healing your skin...
Here's the good news - by simply adding a few skin-loving foods to your diet, you'll be well on your way to preventing psoriasis flare-ups and h... ››› more
There's no doubt about it - there's a profound connection between the foods you eat and how they affect your skin...
For this reason, getting plenty of antioxidant-rich produce and healthy fats in your diet as well as drinking enough water and avoiding common allergens like dairy, wheat and soy is a great game plan!
But what if you're already following this plan and are still suffering from ... ››› more
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