10 Foods That Can Help Fight Dementia

10 Foods That Can Help Fight Dementia

  In one of our previous blogs, we discussed the benefits of a Mediterranean diet for rheumatoid arthritis. The good news is that researchers have also found that the Mediterranean diet can also help protect you against dementia.   Extra-virgin, cold pressed olive oil is a key aspect of the Mediterranean diet which is also high in fruits, vegetables, legumes…

How to keep fit during the holidays

How to keep fit during the holidays

  Holidays are filled with family obligations, travelling, festive outings and all sorts of delicious treats.  However, it is important to balance indulgence and stick to a health and wellness routine or create one if you don’t already have. Here are some tips to get you started:  Keep moving – Avoid sitting down for too long. Research shows that getting up…

Summer food safety

Summer food safety

Here are some tips to enjoy those summer salads, fresh vegetables and mouth-watering barbecued meats in a safe way.   During warm weather, it is particularly important to take extra precautions and practise safe food handling. Warmer temperatures result in a higher number of food poisoning cases each year. It is recommended to follow these precautions carefully, especially during summer.  …

Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

  Do you love granola for breakfast but are wary of the high fat and sugar content from most store-bought options? The solution? Make your own, delicious, crunchy granola at home. This recipe is loaded with nuts and seeds to keep you fuller for longer. Pair it with some fresh fruit and Greek yogurt for a well-rounded, diet-friendly breakfast.  …

Zesty Beetroot Salad

Zesty Beetroot Salad

Wake up your taste buds with this fresh and zingy beetroot salad. The sharp mustard, warming pepper and vibrant lime make this salad perfect to prepare for the upcoming summer weather. Serves: 2         Prep time: 10 minutes              Cooking time: less than 5 minutes   You’ll need for the dressing: Juice 1 lime 1 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp honey 3…

Winter Warmer Soup

Winter Warmer Soup

Spring is on the way, but the nights are still a bit chilly. Are you wishing for the sun to come out so you can put away your slippers for another year? For the time being… here is the perfect warming soup to keep you full, happy and cozy on these cool nights.   Best-Ever Minestrone Soup. 2 tbsp olive oil…

Hearty Irish Stew

Hearty Irish Stew

  Who can resist a hearty slow-cooked stew as the cold weather sets in? This Irish stew recipe is not only delicious but with lots of veggies, it is good for you too! Ingredients 1/4 cup plain flour 1.2kg lamb forequarter chops, trimmed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, peeled, cut…