Controlling your weight is key to lowering stroke risk

Controlling your weight is key to lowering stroke risk

Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead to other health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obstructive sleep apnea. But losing as little as 5% to 10% of your starting weight can lower your blood pressure and other … Continue reading »

Can High Cholesterol Hurt your Sex Life?

Can High Cholesterol Hurt your Sex Life?

According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), 55.5% of all adults over the age of 35, have raised Blood Cholesterol level. So it is not surprising that I get a lot of questions about it. So today let’s have a look at some true and false statements about Blood Cholesterol. High Blood Cholesterol can hurt … Continue reading »

Buying organic?

Buying organic?

You don’t need to overspend on all organic fruits and veggies. Focus on the produce where it matters most. Organic produce includes plants that are grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. But these special growing conditions make the food more expensive than conventional varieties. If you’re weighing whether or not to invest in organic … Continue reading »

Interested in eating less meat?

Interested in eating less meat?

Combine beans,nuts or seeds with whole grains, to get all the amino acids you need without eating meat. First, a little food science: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and we require nine of them for functions like repairing body tissue and digesting food. Complete proteins are found in animal products (meat, poultry, … Continue reading »

Physical activity

Physical activity

Fact sheet N°385, WHO February 2014   Key facts Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide. Approximately 3.2 million people die each year due to physical inactivity. Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Physical activity has significant health benefits … Continue reading »

5 Keys to eliminate food borne disease

5 Keys to eliminate food borne disease

Every year, millions of people become ill and thousands die as a result of eating unsafe food . Food can become contaminated at any point before its consumption, including during preparation and there is a lack of awareness all over the world that food can make an individual sick if not properly handled, prepared and … Continue reading »

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention

What is a Chronic Disease? The main chronic diseases according to the latest WHO report are: Cardiovascular diseases, mainly heart disease and stroke; with the pre-condition of high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure levels,  cancer; chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes type 2 and Depression. This are the main chronic conditions and diseases that contribute significantly … Continue reading »

Kale

Kale

  Kale is one of the healthiest greens you can eat. Kale is rich in everything from B-vitamins and beta-carotene to a host of anti-aging and beautifying trace minerals. Helps boost brain power and prevent memory loss. Helps to prevent eye diseases and strengthen bones, nails, hair, teeth and skin. Kale contains high levels of … Continue reading »

Brown rice (whole grain rice)

Brown rice (whole grain rice)

  Brown rice is a much better choice than it’s white counterpart for both health and weight management reasons. Brown rice is a good source of protein, immune boosting vitamin B’s and dietary fibre, is an excellent cleanser and regulator of the digestive tract. It also reduces water retention and other side effects of PMS … Continue reading »

Barley

Barley

As one of the diet friendly complex carbohydrates, barley is a top low GI energy food (slow glucose release) that fights off hunger and food carvings. Barley is a mild laxative that is very soothing and stabilizing for the digestive tract. It is filling and warming and is particularly good to keep energy levels up … Continue reading »