Slow down the ageing process with 5 Foods for a healthy heart

 

Slow down the ageing process with 5 Foods for a healthy heart

 

In his latest book, Live Longer, Live Younger, GP and holistic health expert Dr Rajendra Sharma explains how to slow down the ageing process and lead a healthier and more productive later life by making simple and easy lifestyle changes. He reveals the key principles that can prevent the onset of many age-related conditions.

Here are his recommended 5 foods for a healthy heart:

 

1.Apples and Pears

One apple or a pear a day may reduce stroke risk by half.

 

2.Beetroot

Beetroot’s high magnesium content, alongside several other, healthy nutrients, helps to decrease blood pressure.

To make your own delicious, blood-pressure fighting, beetroot juice: blend 2 apples, 2 carrots, ½ lime and 1 beetroot.
For a smoothie: blend ½ avocado and add with ice to the juice mixture.)

 

3.Peanut butter

Peanut butter’s high potassium levels means that it’s not the evil we think it might be. According to research, taking 5 teaspoonfuls weekly of organic and preferably fresh (unsalted) nut butter appears to have several benefits:

• A 44 per cent decrease in cardiovascular disease and heart attacks
• A decrease in sticky LDL cholesterol
• An increase in endothelial function – so important to the health of the arteries

 

4.Green leafy vegetables

Greens contain magnesium and vitamin B-complex. Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid all reduce the production of the protein known as homocysteine, one of the blood particles that damage the endothelium. Eat plenty of these!

 

5.Citrus fruits

We all know that citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, but high blood levels of vitamin C are also associated with lower coronary artery disease.

 

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recipe for tamarind and coconut curry

John Gregory Smith’s Tamarind and Coconut Prawn Curry – quick, fresh and delicious!

 

Ready in 20 minutes! This is a super-quick prawn curry, which is hot, sweet and sour all at once. If you can’t find tamarind, just squeeze in the juice of a lime. And chilli powder and freshly ground black pepper are fine if you don’t have the whole spices.
 

Tamarind and Coconut Prawn Curry

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

250g/9oz/1¼ cups basmati rice
2 onions
2 tbsp groundnut oil
3 dried red chillies
10 peppercorns
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp turmeric
400ml/14fl oz/generous 1½ cups coconut milk
3 tsp tamarind paste
500g/1lb 2oz raw, peeled king prawns (with or without tails)
1 handful of coriander leaves
sea salt

 

1. Cook the rice in boiling water for 10–12 minutes until soft, or as directed on the packet. Drain in a colander and return to the pan. Cover the pan with a clean tea towel and then the lid. Leave to one side so that the rice can fluff up ready to eat.

2. Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the onions. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the onions. Cook for 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until just turning golden.

3. While the onions cook, chuck the chillies and peppercorns into a spice grinder, and grind into a fine powder. Tip the ground spices into the pan with the cooked onions and add the paprika, turmeric and a good pinch of salt.

4. Mix well, pour in the coconut milk and add the tamarind paste. Mix everything together really well so that the sauce takes on a rich red colour. Bring to the boil and add the prawns. Give them a good stir in the hot sauce, then cover and cook for 5–6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the prawns are cooked through and beautifully pink.

5. Meanwhile, roughly chop the coriander. Scatter the coriander over the cooked curry and serve with the rice.

 

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orange and strawberry sunrise recipe
 

Make your Valentine a special fruity love smoothie. Also known as Orange & Strawberry Sunrise, this classic drink is made with banana to make it rich and creamy, and with the great taste of fresh strawberries and peaches. We can’t guarantee it will ensure everlasting love but it will bring a smile to breakfast in bed!

 

Valentine’s Orange & Strawberry Sunrise

4 oranges, halved
10 strawberries
1 banana
½ peach

1. Squeeze the juice from the oranges. (Alternatively, add 150ml/5fl oz/scant  cup orange juice instead of squeezing the oranges.)

2. Pour the juice into a blender or food processor, add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

 

Crussh is the UK’s fastest growing chain of juice bars. Avoiding additives, preservatives, GM foods, salt and sugar, they use the best natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. They have worked hard to perfect their recipes and now, for the first time, they are ready to share them. The book is divided into three chapters – ‘Juices’, ‘Smoothies’ and ‘Boosters’. 

 

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try these 5 steps to calm your breathing and overcome stress

Try these 5 steps to calm your breathing and overcome stress

 

Mike George is a bestselling author of nine books, a management tutor and a spiritual coach. This simple meditative breathing exercise from his latest book, You Can Relax and Overcome Stress, will help you to re-establish calm breathing. It is a good first-aid exercise to see you through difficult emotional situations. It will also provide you with the basis for recovering full vocal control.

 

The Air Meditation

 

1 Sit or recline in a quiet room with your eyes closed. Visualize your thoughts as a mass of bubbles. Exhale slowly through your mouth. As you do so, imagine all these thought-bubbles being blown away. You already begin to feel more relaxed.

 

2 Now redirect your entire attention to your nostrils. Breathe in and out through your nose, and as you do so visualize the air passing through the nostrils at your beck and call.

 

3 Concentrate hard on producing a long, smooth exhalation, letting the inhalation take care of itself.

 

4 If your mind starts to wander, don’t give up. Simply refocus your attention on your nostrils and try to let the sensation of breathing fill your consciousness.

 

5 Practise this exercise for as long as is comfortable. Repeat it daily until you feel yourself breathing naturally.

 
 

gluten free chocolate fondant recipe, perfect for valentine's day

Gluten-free and Dairy-free Vegetarian chocolate fondant, a perfect dessert

A treat for coeliacs and non-coeliacs alike. Spoil yourself with a rich gooey Chocolate Fondant indulgence – it’s melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Not only is the recipe Gluten-free and Dairy-free, it’s Yeast-free, Nut-free and Vegetarian too.
 

Gluten-free and Dairy Free Chocolate Fondant 

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

100g/3½oz dairy-free margarine, plus extra for greasing
200g/7oz dairy-free dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids, chopped or broken into pieces
2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
100g/3½oz/heaped ½ cup fruit sugar or caster sugar
2 tbsp rice flour
heaped 2 tbsp gram flour

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 and grease four 175ml/5fl oz/⅔cup pudding moulds with dairy-free margarine. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and rest it over a saucepan of gently simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat, add the dairy-free margarine and stir until melted. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and egg yolks together in a large bowl, using an electric mixer. Add the sugar and beat until thick and creamy. Using a large spoon, carefully fold in the melted chocolate mixture. Sift in the flours and fold until well mixed.

3. Divide the mixture into the pudding moulds and bake for 12–15 minutes or until risen and firm to the touch. Serve immediately.

 

Other posts on gluten and dairy free cooking:

 

Gluten-free-cookbook-author-Grace-CheethamGluten-free author Grace Cheetham reveal that she was proposed to over chocolate fondant in our Q&A with her, where she also reveals the secret of gluten-free baking… Q&A with gluten-free Grace!

 

 

 

best recipe for gluten-free pizzaThe Best Gluten-free and Dairy-free Pizza Recipe! Grace reveals the secrets of making a crispy (and gluten-free) pizza.

 

 

 

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vegetable lasagne recipe from jo pratt

Rich Vegetable Lasagne – the perfect mid-week family meal for meat eaters and vegetarians

 

“Whether you are a meat eater or not, this will go down a treat. It’s hearty, nutritious and straightforward to prepare. I always make this quantity as it’s a great lunch dish for an extended family, to serve the following day, or pop in the freezer if you have any left over,” says Jo Pratt, author of the best-selling Madhouse Cookbook.

“My bit of advice is to use fresh lasagne sheets, as you simply cut to fit your dish, rather than getting frustrated and in a mess by trying to snap dried sheets. No matter how hard you try, they never break where you want them to!”

 

Rich Vegetable Lasagne Recipe

 

Makes: 4 adult and 4 kid-sized portions

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 1½ hours

 

2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks

1 aubergine, cut into chunks

2 courgettes, cut into chunks

4 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled

3 tbsp olive oil

200g/7oz cherry tomatoes, halved

350ml/12fl oz/1½ cups passata with basil

2 tbsp red or green pesto

1 handful of chopped black olives (optional)

200g/7oz fresh lasagne sheets

125g/4½oz mozzarella, grated or torn into small pieces

25g/1oz/¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Bechamel Sauce

50g/1¾oz butter

1 bay leaf

50g/1¾oz/scant ½ cup plain flour

500ml/17fl oz/2 cups milk

¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.

2. Put the red peppers, aubergine, courgettes and garlic in a roasting tray and toss with the oil. Roast for 25 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes and turn gently in the oil. Return to the oven and cook for a further 15–20 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.

3. Meanwhile, to make the béchamel, melt the butter in a saucepan with the bay leaf over a medium heat. Once it is bubbling, stir in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring all the time. Gradually add the milk and bring to the boil, still stirring. Reduce the heat and stir until the sauce has thickened, then leave to simmer over a very low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaf, add the nutmeg and season lightly with salt and pepper.

4. Once the vegetables are cooked, remove the garlic cloves and squash the cooked garlic to a paste. Stir into the passata along with the pesto and olives, if using. Pour the passata into the vegetable tray, season lightly with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

5. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.

6. Spoon one-third of the vegetable mixture into the base of a large ovenproof dish. Top with a layer of lasagne sheets, then drizzle over one-third of the béchamel sauce. Repeat so you have three layers of lasagne, finishing with the béchamel. Scatter over the mozzarella and Parmesan. (You can prepare the lasagne right up to this stage and chill until needed.) Put on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes until golden and bubbling. Leave to rest for 10 minutes, then serve.

Find more inspiring quick and easy recipes in bestselling author Jo Pratt’s latest book, Madhouse Cookbook. A life-transforming collection of recipes for busy parents – for surviving the stressful week, coping with weekends and enabling you to cling onto your social life. Follow Jo on her inspiring website jopratt.co.uk

 

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keep your home tidy

You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in just 15 minutes!


 

One habit that will serve you well is to spend 15 minutes every day tackling the areas of your home where clutter accumulates. A quarter of an hour may not seem long, but by making it a deadline, you can achieve an amazing amount.

 

1. Choose one area that needs your attention: for example, the pile of unsorted mail, the kitchen drawer, or the dusty knick-knack shelf.

 

2. Set a timer for 15 minutes and begin tidying up. Don’t stop until the 15 minutes have elapsed.

 

3. Sort items into separate piles according to where they should end up: for example, “storage”, “donation”, “trash”, “proper location for use”, or “rearranged in current location”. Just throwing things in a drawer to hide them only transfers the problem. Take the opportunity to dust or clean any surfaces you have cleared.

 

4. When your timer rings, assess your progress. Congratulate yourself on what you’ve achieved. If you think you need to spend another 15 minutes, go ahead, but don’t overwhelm yourself.

 

5. Repeat this every day for at least a week to begin to establish the habit. The longer you keep it up, the easier and more effective it will become over time. You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish in sessions of just 15 minutes.

 
 

Find lots more valuable advice and tips in Learn to Balance Your Life by Michael and Jessica Hinz. It will equip you with everything you need to: identify your priorities and allow enough time for them; maximise your finances; use your work and leisure time enjoyably and profitably; and make your home a calming yet energising place to live.

 

 

recipe for gluten-free white bread

 

Perfect for coeliacs, this is simply the best gluten-free white bread recipe you’ll find, and it’s also dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and vegetarian. And in the unlikely event that there’s any leftover, the loaf makes a delicious base for gluten-free Prawn, Broad Bean and Avocado Bruschetta.

 

Gluten-Free White Bread Recipe

 

Makes: 1 loaf
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes rising
Cooking time: 1 hour 50 minutes
 

120g/4¼oz/⅔ cup potato flour
50g/1¾oz/scant ½ cup gram flour
50g/1¾oz/⅓ cup maize flour
150g/5½oz/heaped ¾ cup rice flour
1 tsp sea salt, crushed
1 tsp fruit sugar or caster sugar
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tbsp dried active yeast
2 tbsp olive oil
dairy-free margarine, for greasing

1. Sift the flours, salt, sugar, gluten-free baking powder, xanthan gum and yeast into the bowl of a food processor with the dough blade attached and blend to mix together. Add the olive oil and blend again, then add 400ml/14fl oz/scant 1⅔ cups warm water and process for 10 minutes to aerate the dough. It will be sticky.

2. Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6 and lightly grease a 450g/1lb loaf tin with dairy-free margarine. Spoon the dough into the tin and smooth the surface with the back of a metal spoon.

4. Bake for 45–50 minutes until the bread is golden brown. Turn out of the tin and tap the bottom. If it sounds hollow, it is done. If not, return the bread to the tin and bake for another 5 minutes, then test again to see whether it is done. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

 

What to try something a bit more extravagant? How about Grace’s gluten-free chocolate birthday cake.

 

Whether you’re suffering from allergy-related IBS, eczema, asthma, migraines or chronic fatigue, or you’re coeliac, Simply Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free will show you how to use substitute ingredients and simple cooking techniques to make mouth-watering meals. Find more inspiration on author Grace Cheetham’s award-winning blog glutendairyfree.co.uk.

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chocolate dipped dried fruits - a delicious snack
 

We’re willing to convince ourselves that dried apricots, pears and pineapples dipped in dark chocolate is a healthy option – please don’t disillusion us! Great for lunch box treats or nibbles with friends this weekend.

 

Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit

 

Makes: 24 chocolates
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus chilling
Cooking time: 5 minutes

250g/9oz dark chocolate, broken into pieces
24 pieces dried fruit, including apricots, pear and pineapple

 

1) In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate over a low heat until just melted, then remove from the heat and stir until smooth.

2) Wipe the dried fruit with paper towels, and dip each piece in the melted chocolate to cover halfway. (If the chocolate runs off without making a nice coating, leave it to cool for a few minutes, then try again.)

3) Place the dipped fruit on a baking tray lined with baking paper, and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes until the chocolate has set.

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5 snacks to help you sleep

 

Surprisingly what we eat can have a real effect on the quality of our sleep. So if you’ve been having trouble sleeping here are five snacks to try before bedtime:

 

1. Oatcakes with tuna or a slice of chicken/turkey

2. Oatcakes with tahini, hummus, nut butter or cottage cheese

3. A small pot of natural yogurt with sunflower seeds and a banana

4. Banana protein shake (with milk or soya milk)

5. A handful of sunflower seeds or almonds

 

Here’s the science bit: the amino acid tryptophan is converted to 5-hydroxytryptophan. This is then to converted to serotonin, which boosts your mood. Seratonin is also the raw material for melatonin – the hormone to help you sleep. So eating foods rich in tryptophan – such as bananas, chicken, figs, milk, oats, sunflower seeds, tuna, eggs, nuts, turkey and yogurt – can all help to bring on that sleepy feeling.

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If you’re looking for more nutritional science, Lift Your Mood With Power Foods will guide you through the best foods to eat for optimum health and vitality – and a great night’s sleep!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

low carb watercress soup recipe

A delicious low-carb watercress soup. Serve it with soft-boiled eggs and parma ham

This is a little lighter and fresher than many soups, making it the perfect post workout choice, as the antioxidants in watercress aid muscle recovery. It is also a great diuretic to reduce water retention and bloating.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

 

Low-Carb Watercress Soup

1/2 onion, finely chopped
4 slices of Parma ham, chopped
200ml/7fl oz/scant 1 cup vegetable stock
1 large handful of spinach leaves, stems removed
2 large handfuls of watercress
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 eggs
1 tbsp crème fraîche
freshly ground black pepper

1 Put the onion, Parma ham, stock, spinach, watercress and nutmeg in a large saucepan and season to taste with pepper. Bring to the boil over a medium heat, then turn down the heat to low, cover with a lid and leave to simmer for about 30 minutes until rich and creamy.

2 Meanwhile, put the eggs in a saucepan of cold water. Bring to the boil over a high heat, then turn down the heat to low and leave to simmer for 5 minutes until the eggs are soft-boiled. Remove the eggs from the water using a slotted spoon and leave until cool enough to handle, then peel the eggs and cut into halves.

3 Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the crème fraîche. Float the eggs in the soup and sprinkle with a twist of pepper to serve.

 

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which personality type are you: stoic, idealist or dissenter?

Your ‘Personal Perspective’ influences your thoughts, opinions, choices, actions, and ability to make changes

 

Aside from your IQ there is another aspect to your thinking that influences every thought you have. Which of these 7 personality types sounds the most like you?

“I call it your Personal Perspective”, explains Master Certified Coach and author of You Can Think Differently, Caterina Rando. “This is your basic attitude to life, the way you tend to look at the world, unconsciously and consistently. With its roots in your culture, upbringing and life experiences, your Personal Perspective influences your thoughts, opinions, choices, actions, and ability to make changes”.

Which one sounds the most like you? While you may sway from one to the other at different times, you will have one primary Personal Perspective.

 

Personality Type 1: The Idealist

 

Idealists have faith that things can happen just by believing they can happen. They see the world as a good place, and they are convinced that they can make a contribution to the planet and the lives they touch.

Difficulties: Idealists tend to believe what they are told and may easily be taken advantage of. They can act before asking questions and gathering all the facts or considering the consequences. They are big dreamers, sometimes too big – meaning that they hope that things will happen rather than having to make them happen. They often stay in unappealing situations for too long because they believe that “things will work out”.

Challenge: Ask more questions, examine your feelings and pause more often to consider possible outcomes of your actions and beliefs. Think about opportunities before seizing them.

 

Personality Type 2: The Realist

 

Realists do not sugar-coat anything. They are persuaded by facts and evidence rather than by hypothetical visions or emotional pleas.

Difficulties: Realists prefer to be sure of success before they take action. They do not act on faith or work things out as they go along. This can limit their openness to opportunities.

Challenge: Be willing to act without trying to predict down to the last detail how things will work out. Allow yourself to be surprised.

 

Personality Type 3: The Pragmatist

 

Pragmatists are often well-balanced people who are flexible in their perspective – they are sometimes realists, sometimes dissenters, sometimes idealists and sometimes questioners. They often acquire a reputation for being reasonable, and for being good judges. However, their outlook is rarely predictable in advance.

Difficulties: They are unlikely to act on instinct and can go back and forth endlessly before making a decision. This can place relationships under strain.

Challenge: Limit your thinking time before taking action. Be willing to choose one perspective at a time and go with it. You could also benefit from building up your intuition.

 

Personality Type 4: The Questioner

 

The doubter in the crowd. Questioners have to see something to believe it and will not take your word for it. They often stand on the perimeter and keep their thoughts to themselves. Difficulties: Questioners often do not try things because they have not been proven, delaying action until it may be too late. They often let life pass them by.

Challenge: Allow for the possibility that people and situations sometimes really are as they appear. Don’t let your scepticism stop you from taking action whenever it might serve you.

 

Personality Type 5: The Stoic

 

Stoical people show fortitude, but they neither perceive nor express much emotion. Their feelings are difficult to read. They are generally “strong, silent types”.

Difficulties: People find it hard to know them or get close to them.

Challenge: Seek to be more aware of your feelings, and develop ways to express them. Note the positive effects of reaching out to others emotionally.

 

Personality Type 6: The Visionary

 

Visionaries have a unique way of looking at life. The “energy” of a situation or action – whether it “feels right” – is their most important consideration.

Difficulties: Their focus on energy means that visionaries can miss or ignore facts, signs and consequences that others see. They can appear to be out of touch with reality.

Challenge: Focus more on what is practical and realistic – the probable as opposed to the possible. Consider consequences. Take advice from friends who can offer a realistic perspective on important situations.

 

Personality Type 7: The Dissenter

 

Dissenters do not expect people to be sincere and honest. They do not expect good things to happen to them.

Difficulties: A dissenter will usually be labelled as negative. Dissenters miss out on many of life’s keenest pleasures.

Challenge: Wake up to the idea that life is wonderful! People can be good and good things can come your way. Release your negativity. Embrace power thinking.

 

Still not sure? Try this test

Imagine yourself in the following situation:

One night you have a really vivid dream that you win the lottery. The winning numbers are amazingly clear and you remember them when you wake up. Do you:

(a) Dismiss it as “just a dream” and forget about it.

(b) Think the dream is probably nonsense – but you’ll still be curious to see if any of the numbers come up.

(c) Doubt whether anything will come of it but see no harm in playing the numbers in the lottery.

(d) Get really excited by the dream and buy a lottery ticket on the way to work?

 

Depending on your answer, you are probably: a dissenter (answer a); a questioner (b); a pragmatist (c); or a visionary (d).

Which personality type are you? We’d love to know in the comments below!

 

Do you ever feel like you’re holding yourself back? Your personality type, or Personal Perspective, has a great influence on the way you think and act. If you fully understand your Personal Perspective, and the impact it has on your everyday life, you can learn to free your mind of negative attitudes, focus and prioritise. Then nothing can stop you!

With 20 specially devised exercises, You Can Think Differently will teach you how to recognize and evaluate your own personality, and give you the tools you need to lead the life you want.

 

 


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