Chicken chermoula Recipe

Chicken Chermoula Recipe 1 GL (6GLs per person with accompaniments suggested below) Serves 2   Ingredients: – Half tbsp olive oil – 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice – 2 cloves garlic, crushed – 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped – 1/2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped – 1/2 tsp ground coriander – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (reduce Continue reading »

Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Controlling blood sugar levels is important to achieve consistent energy levels and control your weight. Blood sugar levels refer to the amount of glucose circulating in your blood. The body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which is the body’s source of fuel. There are different qualities of carbohydrate: complex carbohydrates which the body breaks down Continue reading »

Summer Salad Recipes

A salad is a perfect (side) dish for a hot summer’s day when you just don’t feel like a warm meal. Take your pick from these delicious summer salads and enjoy summer! Blueberry and Cottage Cheese Salad Serves 2 (9GLs) Ingredients: – 1 apple, thinly sliced – 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and thinly sliced – Continue reading »

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is defined as a collection of symptoms that occur after ovulation and disappear on arrival of menstruation. There are over 150 different types of symptoms, although there are many common symptoms such as tension, irritability, depression, breast tenderness, backache, bloating, water retention, diarrhoea and constipation, headache and acne.   It has been estimated that Continue reading »

Recipe for Lime & Ginger Salmon

Cooking fish in a parcel of baking parchment is a quick and healthy way of cooking. It’s better than foil as there’s no leaching of aluminium into the food. It makes the fish really tasty as the nutrients stay in and the flavours infuse in the steam. Experiment with fresh herbs of your choice and add vegetables to the parcel too for a super Continue reading »

How to improve your skin naturally

Acne is the most common skin complaint, suffered not just by teenagers but increasingly those in their 20’s and 30’s. There are numerous things you can do to improve your skin naturally. Your overall health might even getter better too! Acne has its origins in the skin pore; made up of a hair follicle & Continue reading »

Recipe for Ginger Chicken

This delicious chicken dish takes only 10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook. It is also a great dish to make for a dinner party as it is easy to increase all the ingredients to serve any number of guests. For my Zest4Life clients, this dish is 4 GL’s and 10 if you include the coconut rice below. Garnish Continue reading »

Inflammation

Acute inflammation is a normal and necessary part of the body’s immune response. It is the start of the healing process and without it we can’t heal. Problems arise when inflammation becomes chronic.When inflammation is out of control it can damage the body. As a result, many chronic conditions have been linked with inflammation. Below Continue reading »

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – The Facts

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a relatively common condition of the digestive system. It can cause fits of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation. The symptoms usually come in bouts during stressful times or after eating certain foods. Symptoms vary between individuals and affect some people more severely than others. However, most people have either diarrhoea, constipation, or bursts of both. You may Continue reading »