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Can my Diet Trigger Depression?

Can my Diet Trigger Depression?

The phrase “you are what you eat” underscores the profound impact of diet on overall well-being, including mental health. Research suggests that consuming nutrient-rich foods can positively influence mood and alleviate symptoms of depression, while diets high in processed foods and sugars may increase the risk of developing or worsening depressive symptoms.  Thus, making careful…

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Chocolate orange truffles

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Total Time: 35 minutes About 20 Truffles Calories Per Truffle: 46 Ingredients: 100 g dark chocolate 70% cocoa 2 tbsp (30 g) refined coconut oil 2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice freshly squeezed ½ tsp orange zest 2 tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar) 1 tbsp cocoa powder plus extra for dusting Method: Chop or break the bar of chocolate into small pieces. Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, add the chocolate to…

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Roasted Tandoori Chicken

Roasted Tandoori Chicken

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes 6 Servings Calories Per Serving: 265 Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp ginger, grated or minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cayenne powder 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 cup minced cilantro 1 tbsp salt (adjust to your liking) 1/2 tsp black pepper 1…

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What is sugar addiction?

Wat is Suikerverslawing?

Staan suikerverslawing in jou pad tot ‘n gesonde leefstyl? Die meeste mense beskou suiker oor die algemeen nie as verslawend of so ernstig soos baie ander verslawings nie – maar as regstellende maatreëls nie getref word nie, kan suikerverslawing tot ‘n aantal ernstige gesondheidseffekte lei soos: Gemoedsversteurings Vetsug Kandida oorgroei Lekkende derm en metaboliese afwykings…

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes 6 Servings Calories Per Serving: 249 Ingredients: For the Strawberry Spinach Salad: 3/4 cup raw pecans 1/2 small red onion very thinly sliced 300 g fresh baby spinach 1 large packet of strawberries, hulled and quartered (about 450 g) 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese For the Poppyseed Dressing: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons poppyseeds 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black…

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Crunchy Asian Slaw

Crunchy Asian Slaw

Total Time: 20 minutes 6 Servings Calories Per Serving: 179 Ingredients: 450 g shredded cabbage -roughly 6-7 cups (see notes) 3 spring onions, sliced 16 grams cilantro, chopped (or sub Italian Parsley)   Asian Slaw Dressing: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1–3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil (start conservatively and add more to taste at the end) 60 ml rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons honey…

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Marinating Time: 1 Hour Makes +- 24 Nuggets Serving Size: 4 Nuggets Calories Per Serving: 339 Ingredients: 900 g chicken breasts cut into 2.5cm cubes 1 Tbs olive oil 2 tsp fine sea salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 2 cups panko breadcrumbs ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs…

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Peach, Pecan and Blueberry Salad

Peach, Pecan & Blueberry Salad

Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: Salad 4 large handfuls arugula (Or other salad leaves of your choice) 1 large ripe peach, thinly sliced 1/2 cup pecans 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled (or feta cheese) 1 cup fresh blueberries   Honey Mustard Vinaigrette 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup) salt and black…

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Sesame Beef And Broccoli

Sesame Beef And Broccoli

Total Time: 30 minutes 4 Servings Calories Per Serving: 384 Ingredients: 1 lb. beef flank steak, thinly sliced 1 head broccoli, cut into florets 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced one 1-inch knob fresh peeled ginger, grated or sliced 1.5 cups of uncooked white rice or brown rice, (or a bag of cauliflower rice) thinly sliced green onions for serving Sauce: 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup brown sugar (sub…

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Apple Walnut Salad

Apple Walnut Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes 4 Servings Calories Per Serving: 263 Ingredients: For the salad: 6 cups fresh baby spinach 1 golden delicious apple thinly sliced 1 honeycrisp apple thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced 1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbled 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled For the Dressing: 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard Method: Add the spinach, apple slices, onion slices, and walnuts to a…

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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken

Total Time: 25 minutes 2 Servings Calories Per Serving: 553 Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup cooked white rice 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil 2 cups green beans For the Sauce: 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon garlic cloves minced 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon lime zest (zest of one lime) 1 tablespoon lime juice (juice of…

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Weight Loss-Friendly Desserts: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Guilt

Nageregte vir Gewigsverlies: Lekkernye wat Werklik Werk

Ons ken almal die stryd om daardie ekstra kilo’s te probeer afskud terwyl ons ‘n onversadigbare soettand hanteer. Dit voel dikwels soos ‘n nimmereindigende stryd, maar moenie vrees nie – daar is ‘n heerlike oplossing om jou drange sonder skuldgevoelens te bevredig. Ja, jy het reg gelees! Jy kan gewigsverliesvriendelike nageregte geniet wat nie jou…

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Simple Beet Salad

Simple Beet Salad

Total Time: 45 minutes 3 Servings Calories Per Serving: 112 Ingredients: 2 medium Beet For the Dressing: Salt pinch Black Pepper Ground pinch 1 ½ Teaspoon Vinegar *see Tips ½ Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 ½ Tablespoon Oil *see Tips Method: Cook your beets soft. To boil beets, boil in with the skin until tender to the core. Allow to cool and peel. Cut beets into dices and place…

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Total Time: 30 minutes 4 Servings Calories Per Serving: 327 Ingredients: 2 large, skinless chicken breasts, halved through the middle 2 eggs, beaten 75g breadcrumb 75g parmesan, grated 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed half a 690ml jar passata / tomato purée 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp dried oregano half a 125g ball mozzarella, torn   Method: Halve 2 large skinless chicken breasts through the…

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 6 servings Calories Per Serving: 109 Ingredients: 2 long English cucumbers, sliced into ¼-inch slices (about 7 cups) ½ red onion, sliced ½ cup sour cream 3 tablespoons mayonnaise ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon white vinegar ½ tablespoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper   Method: In a large serving plate, toss to combine cucumbers and red onion. In a…

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What is High Blood Pressure?

Wat is hoë bloeddruk?

Leer meer oor hoë bloeddruk en hoe om hierdie sluipmoordenaar te vermy. Hoë bloeddruk (hipertensie) kan hartsiektes, beroerte, ander kardiovaskulêre siektes, chroniese niersiekte en demensie veroorsaak. Leer meer oor hoë bloeddruk sodat jy hierdie noodlottige gesondheidsprobleme kan omseil.   Hoe werk bloeddruk? Die bloedsomloopstelsel dra bloed, gevul met suurstof, deur die liggaam sodat weefsels en…

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Does Bad Gut Health Cause High Blood Pressure?

Hoë Bloeddruk en Jou Derm: Is Daar ‘n Verband

Die micro-organismes in jou derms kan hipertensie beïnvloed. Hoë bloeddruk (hipertensie) is een van die grootste risikofaktore vir hartsiektes, beroerte, ander kardiovaskulêre siektes en chroniese niersiekte. Hierdie kondisie is aan die toeneem en moet doeltreffend behandel word. Jy kan hoë bloeddruk behandel deur medikasie en deur gesonde gewoontes te kweek. Tog vind nie almal dat…

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Does Bad Gut Health Cause High Blood Pressure?

Does Bad Gut Health Cause High Blood Pressure?

Your gut activities may influence hypertension. High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease, stroke, other cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, and dementia. This silent killer is growing in prevalence and needs to be managed effectively.   You can manage high blood pressure through medication and healthful habits.…

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6 Surprising Things that Cause Blood Sugar Swings

6 Verrassende Dinge wat Jou Bloedsuikervlakke laat Wipplank Ry

Mense wat met tipe 2-diabetes leef, weet hoe onstabiel bloedsuikervlakke kan wees. Jou bloedsuikervlakke kan opskiet en weer vinnig val. Stygende bloedsuiker vlakke kan naarheid en braking tot gevolg hê of kan jou kort van asem laat. Wanneer vlakke drasties daal, kan dit verwarring, duiseligheid, probleme met visie, bewusteloosheid of selfs die dood veroorsaak.   As…

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6 Surprising Things that Cause Blood Sugar Swings

6 Surprising Things that Cause Blood Sugar Swings

People living with type 2 diabetes know how unstable blood sugar levels can be. Your blood sugar levels can bounce like a yoyo. Rapidly rising levels can cause nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath. When they drastically drop, it may cause confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, unconsciousness, or even death.  If you want to keep your blood…

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Stabilize your blood sugar levels

Jou Bloedglukosevlakke en Jy

As jy beter gesondheid wil hê, stop erge bloedglukose fluktuasies Skommelinge in bloedglukosevlakke of bloedsuikervlakke kan jou ernstig beïnvloed. Vlakke wat spoedig styg kan naarheid en braking veroorsaak of jou kort van asem laat. Wanneer vlakke drasties daal, kan dit verwarring, duiseligheid, probleme met visie, bewusteloosheid of selfs die dood veroorsaak. As mense wat met…

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How to reverse insulin resistance

Sê Totsiens vir Insulienweerstandigheid!

Vermy diabetes deur jou insuliensensitiwiteit te verbeter Insulienweerstandigheid, is die voorloper van ‘n diabetesdiagnose. Om met diabetes te leef kan jou lewe ontwrig aangesien jy voortdurend jou dieet moet reguleer en jou bloedglukosevlakke noukeurig moet dophou. Die gesondheidskomplikasies van diabetes kan ernstige gevolge hê. Gelukkig is inulienweerstandigheid omkeerbaar.  Lees verder om meer uit te vind…

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Stabilize your blood sugar levels

Unlock Better Health: Control Blood Sugar

If you want better health, pay attention to your blood sugar levels Swings in blood glucose (sugar) levels can affect you severely. Rapidly rising levels can cause nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath. When they drastically drop, it may cause confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, unconsciousness, or even death. If people living with diabetes leave their blood…

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Prevent diabetic kidney disease (DKD)

Voorkom Diabetiese Niersiekte

Hoe om een ​​van die ernstigste komplikasies van diabetes te vermy Diabetes veroorsaak baie probleme soos hart- en bloedvatsiekte, amputasie, blindheid en diabetiese niersiekte (diabetiese neuropatie). Diabetiese niersiekte is ‘n algemene gesondheidskomplikasie onder mense met diabetes aangesien ongeveer 30 tot 40 persent van diabeteslyers die siekte ontwikkel. Diabetiese niersiekte is ook een van die ernstigste…

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7 easy ways to care for your gut flora

7 Maklike Wenke vir Beter Dermkanaal Gesondheid

Laat jou goeie bakterieë floreer vir beter gesondheid. Die mikro-organismes wat in jou ingewande woon, staan ​​bekend as jou dermflora. Hierdie miljoene klein derm-goggas sluit bakterieë, swamme en virusse in. Daar is byvoorbeeld meer as 1000 spesies bakterieë wat jou ingewande hul tuiste noem. Sommige bakterieë verbeter jou gesondheid (goeie bakterieë) terwyl ander (slegte bakterieë)…

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What does it mean to have borderline cholesterol?

Wat is Grens-Cholesterol?

Voorkom die vernietigende gevolge van cholesterol deur grens-cholesterol te behandel Totale cholesterol en grens-cholesterol Totale cholesterol verwys na die totale hoeveelheid verskillende soorte cholesterol in die bloed. Cholesterol word in die lewer gemaak en is baie belangrik vir die menslike liggaam. Studies het getoon dat ongeveer 20% van die cholesterol in die menslike liggaam afkomstig…

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What does it mean to have borderline cholesterol?

What does it mean to have borderline cholesterol?

Prevent the devastating consequences of cholesterol by treating borderline cholesterol   Total cholesterol and borderline cholesterol Total cholesterol refers to the total amount of different kinds of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is made in the liver and is very important to the human body. Studies have shown that approximately 20% of the cholesterol in…

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Diabetes, the dawn phenomenon, and the Somogyi effect

Diabetes, die dagbreek-verskynsel en die Somogyi-effek

This article is also available in English Read Now Hoë bloedsuikervlakke in die oggend kan dalk toegeskryf word aan die dagbreek-verskynsel en die Somogyi-effek Mense met diabetes kan in die oggend hoë bloedglukosevlakke ervaar en dit kan toegeskryf word aan die dagbreek-verskynsel of die Somogyi-effek. Lees verder om meer uit te vind oor hierdie twee…

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10 Diabetes Komplikasies

10 Diabetes Komplikasies

This article is also available in English Read Now As jy diabetes het, kyk uit vir die volgende gesondheidskomplikasies Diabetes kan baie ernstige gesondheidsprobleme veroorsaak. As jy nie waaksaam is nie, kan diabetes lei tot hart- en bloedvatsiekte, amputasie, blindheid en chroniese niersiekte (CKD). Gelukkig is die ontwikkeling van gesondheidskomplikasies nie onvermydelik nie, daar is…

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10 Diabetes Complications

10 Diabetes Complications

Die artikel is ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans Lees Nou If you have diabetes watch out for the following health complications Diabetes can cause many serious health problems. If you’re not watchful, diabetes could lead to heart and blood vessel disease, amputation, blindness, and chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Luckily the development of health complications is not inevitable,…

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Wetenskaplik Beproefde Voordele van MSM

Wetenskaplik Beproefde Voordele van MSM

This article is also available in English Read Now Hierdie aanvulling het oorvloedige gesondheidsvoordele MSM is ‘n gewilde dieetaanvulling wat gebruik word om ‘n verskeidenheid geshondheidsprobleme te behandel. Dit word in beide fauna en flora aangetref en kan in laboratoriums gesintetiseer word in poeier- of kapsulevorm. Dit word gereeld in alternatiewe medisyne gebruik as deel…

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Die Simptome van ADHD

Die Simptome van ADHD

This article is also available in English Read Now Kinders en tieners met aandaggebrek-hiperaktiwiteitsversteuring (AGHS/ADHD) is dikwels rusteloos, sukkel met konsentrasie en kan baie impulsief optree. Die aantal kinders wat met ADHD gediagnoseer word, groei by die dag, en dit kan ouers en onderwysers moeg en moedeloos maak. Die simptome van ADHD kan minder prominent onder…

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