Potluck dishes that will impress family & friends

Potlucks can be a bit stressful when you can't decide what dish to bring along or if you're not feeling all that confident with your cooking skills. Even though food might seem to be the reason for the get together, it's actually all about catching up with family and friends and an excuse for a gathering! If by chance, you are looking for a couple potluck ideas, here's 10 we hope will help inspire you.

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RecipesAndrea Ler
10 ways to add more vegetables into your day

There are many people who have grown tired of the phrase 'you need to include more vegetables into your diet'. Often the reasons behind this are that vegetables are viewed as 'boring', 'bland', 'just too hard to cook with'. But the ironic part is, they aren't. In fact, there are many easy and delicious ways to increase our vegetable intake, it's just that we need to find out what those tips and tricks are! Here are 10 of these tips:

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NutritionAndrea Ler
Did You Know You Can Spot A Fad Diet At A Thousand Paces?

It's summer and some people feel the pressure to look good at this time of the year. Magazines at supermarket checkouts are not short of pictures of celebrities looking fabulous. And those diets and tips on how to lose those extra pounds or how to look great are everywhere on the internet, magazines and television. So, what should we believe? Here are ten ways to spot a fad that don't work long term.

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WellnessAndrea Ler
10 Salad Ideas For Your BBQs

We are well into summer and we've definitely had some pretty awesome days for barbecues over the last couple of months. Here's hoping for more of that fine weather for us to enjoy more barbecues, time at the beach, water and the great outdoors.

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RecipesAndrea Ler
12 Ways To Keep Cool On A Hot Summer's Day!

We are well into summer and there has definitely been some warm days. Keeping cool when temperatures get up there isn't just about comfort. We need to be well hydrated to avoid risks of dehydration and heat-related illnesses. These tips can help you keep cool during the warm summer days.

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WellnessAndrea Ler
Looking And Feeling Good Beyond 60

According to a new poll, the best years of a woman’s life start once she is over 50, with 92% of fifty somethings surveyed saying they are, “happier than ever”. We can’t control getting older but we can control how we do it. The most important thing any woman can do as the years go by, is to maintain health and well-being. Anti-aging isn’t about trying to stay 25 forever but about looking and feeling good for the age that you are. Consider the following food and exercise tips to help feel your best.

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Eating For Menopause

Like time and tides, nothing is more certain - all women will experience menopause at some stage in their life. Symptoms vary from person to person but the most common symptoms include; hot flushes, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, poor memory and fatigue. Long term consequences linked to reduced estrogen levels can include a decline in libido, osteoporosis, heart disease and even dementia.

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I Don't Eat Dairy. How Do I Make Sure I Get Enough Calcium?

We know calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth and therefore it’s really important to get enough of it once we hit 50, but did you know that it’s also super important for healthy heart function, blood pressure regulation and has been shown to help with insulin sensitivity! The recommended daily intake of calcium for women over 50 years is 1300 mg whereas men 1000 mg (for 51-70 years) and 1300 mg (over 70 years). So if you don’t eat dairy how do you get enough? Here are 5 ways to get more non-dairy sources of calcium into your diet:

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Losing Weight Is Usually Not Good News When You Are 60+

Bizarrely after a lifetime on trying to lose weight for many, unintentional weight loss is relatively common among those of us who are 60 and above. Researchers have found that slightly heavier older adults have fewer health problems than those who are very thin.On the other hand of course, there are many of us who could benefit from losing some weight. If it is hard for you to move around because of aching hips or knees or your diabetes is getting worse, some weight loss may well help. Discuss this with your doctor.

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