Health

Mushrooms are the biggest gift of Allah Eat them and live happy!!

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr looks at the variety of mushrooms on offer. Mushrooms have been grown commercially in New Zealand since the 1930s. Farmed mushrooms are now available to…

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why should u dring orange juice

You know OJ is a great source of vitamin C, but can you have too much of a good thing? HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr has the answer. There’s nothing…

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Guide to sports drinks

Sports drinks were developed to help athletes doing high-intensity exercise stay hydrated. There are a lot of people using them who perhaps don’t need to. Nutritionists Nicole Barnett and Claire…

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NEW! Capsicum peacock

Capsicums are great and reasonably priced at this time of the year so I go a little mad with them. I wanted a plate that would showcase the different colours…

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Chicken meatballs with miso rice

Serves: 4 Time to make: 1 hr (Hands-on time: 20 mins, Cooking time: 40 mins) Total cost: $17.00 / $4.25 per serve (at time of publication) Chicken meatballs 400g skinless,…

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How many kJs are in alcoholic drinks?

How many kilojoules are in my drink? It’s what everyone wants to know – which alcoholic drinks are the best and worst when following a kilojoule-controlled eating plan? The kilojoules…

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HFG red berry bread and butter pudding

Time to make: 55 mins (Hands-on time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 40 mins) Total cost: $11.76 / $1.96 per serve (at time of publication) 2 tablespoons castor sugar 3 eggs…

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Eating well at work

Eating well at work Different working situations present different healthy eating challenges. HFG nutritionist Claire Turnbull has advice on how to keep on track with healthy eating, whatever your work…

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10-minute workouts

Forget the ‘I don’t have time to exercise’ excuse. These 10-minute workouts will help you maintain your fitness levels even if you have no time. Summer parties, busy work schedules,…

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The work trap

ere are some tips – or a wake-up call – for those of us who are ‘too busy’ to eat healthily. You know who you are! You’re probably reading this…

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Top 10 Superfoods for Winter

White snow, warm blankets, festive holiday gatherings– winter brings in lots of good times. But in colder climates, keeping yourself healthy and strong can be downright challenging. Plus, winters can…

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Chocolate & Kale Smoothie

The following recipe is for the perfect way to start your day or an ideal afternoon snack. Kale is not just delicious but it’s also very nutritious and does wonders…

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Health Benefits of Vitamin B1 or Thiamine

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, has a number of benefits. The body uses it as part of the metabolic process. As such most of the problems related to a…

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This Is What Happens When You Start Drinking Turmeric Milk

Turmeric milk is a traditional drink in India, where people drink it before bed. It’s much like how people in western countries will drink a glass of milk before bed….

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Healing Honey Ginger Cinnamon Tea for Numerous Diseases

Many people turn to herbal tea to treat what ails them. Some people even choose drinking a nice cup of green tea over going to their doctor. It’s possible they…

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How to Lower Creatinine Levels in the Urine Naturally

Just like any other process taking place in the body, the metabolism of muscles yields a by-product called creatinine. This particular waste product is eliminated by the kidneys, so it’s…

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Shigellosis: Get to Know This Digestive System Infection Common in Kids

Shigellosis is an infection of the digestive system, in particular the lining of the intestines. It is caused by the bacteria known as shigella, which can be acquired through oral-fecal…

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What You Need to Know About the Deadly Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE)

First things first: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or SSPE is a deadly disease. According to experts, a person who is diagnosed with it may die in 1 to 2 years, although…

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Blow a Kiss to These Mistletoe Health Benefits

Especially in the western world, mistletoe is often used as a popular decorative element for the holidays. Kissing underneath it is also done. However, the said plant deserves some serious…

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Sharp Facts: The Health Benefits of Drinking Cactus Water

We are all aware of the amazing health benefits offered by coconut water. Many regard it as a healthier alternative to sports drinks. Also, it is said that coconut water…

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