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Monday | 12 December | 2016 Holiday cookies: Recipes for everyone

Ronéll van Rooyen   A December holiday without homemade cookies is unthinkable. Here are some recipes for everyone, young and old, to fill the tins with tasty holiday fun!   JAM AND COCONUT TARTLETS   Pastry: 2 cups flour               

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Monday | 12 December | 2016 Good vs bad cholesterol: What you need to know

Nico Strydom   Cholesterol is a fatty substance that occurs naturally in the body. It plays a vital role in keeping your cells working properly. Too much cholesterol can, however, be bad for your health. Cholesterol is carried around the

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Monday | 12 December | 2016 Healthy desserts in a jiffy

Ronéll van Rooyen   All over the world a silent revolution is unfolding of people who are moving away from processed foods. People are beginning to take responsibility for their health and are serious about what they put in their

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Monday | 12 December | 2016 Holiday eating plan: Everything you need to know

Anke van Rooyen   Everyone enjoys the holidays but oh, binging on all those lovely eats are bound to spoil your New Year. Here are some good eating plan ideas to make your holiday truly festive. Eat as much as

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Sunday | 11 December | 2016 Is dark chocolate healthy?

Nico Strydom         Dark chocolate is widely regarded as an indulgent but healthy snack. Is this true?   According to a lot of new research dark chocolate does in fact have some health benefits.   What exactly

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Saturday | 10 December | 2016 Chocolate: How to make your own

Ronéll van Rooyen   It’s one thing to be aware of all the health benefits, and something else to be able to walk into your kitchen knowing what to prepare. Here are a few recipes for chocolate alternatives. Chocolate is

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Wednesday | 07 December | 2016 Diabetes on the increase in South Africa

One of the greatest dangers of diabetes is that there are many individuals who remain undiagnosed, says Dr Trishcka Potgieter, a general practitioner at Medicross Springs family medical and dental centre. “This is particularly true in South Africa, where diabetes

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Tuesday | 06 December | 2016 Bipolar disorder and foods to avoid

If you or a loved one has bipolar disorder, you know how important it is to manage mood episodes with bipolar medications and healthy lifestyle habits. But did you also know that certain foods and dietary supplements might play a

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Tuesday | 29 November | 2016 5 easy ways to add fruits and vegetables to dinner

Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are essential for good health. That’s one reason why a plant-based diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables can lower your risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as heart

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Friday | 25 November | 2016 Is it an allergy or intolerance?

Ronéll van Rooyen   To most people an allergy and intolerance to food sounds like the same thing. Let us find out whether the experts agree.   Food allergies An allergy is a reaction of the immune system caused by

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