To live a healthy lifestyle, you need to make smart choices about the food you eat, how you prepare your food, the time you eat and when you are physically active, how you manage stress and your sexual behavior. It is all about behavioral choices and includes the bad habits we learn such as smoking, using drugs and abusing alcohol. Unhealthy lifestyle choices increase the risk of developing common chronic conditions which negatively affect the quality of your life. This includes conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, gout, cancers and mental health problems. These conditions pose a serious problem to South Africa and affects both adults and children. Healthy Lifestyle Actions are required by all of us!
There are several positive choices you can take immediately towards increasing your health to prevent developing chronic diseases.
Healthy eating: We encourage healthy shopping and healthy cooking methods for healthy eating. WoW! has a range of healthy, delicious and seasonal recipes that is available online . These recipes have been tested and are yummy! Try it for yourself and impress your family and your friends with your healthy catering skills! Have fun and enjoy sharing these healthy recipes.
Spinach and corn bakes:
1 x 410 g tin cream style sweetcorn
4 eggs, beaten
3 spinach leaves, finely shredded
100 ml cake flour
1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower or canola oil
1 tsp (5 ml) paprika
¼ tsp (1,2 ml) salt
lemon juice and black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a muffin pan.
Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Season with lemon juice and pepper.
Divide mixture into muffin pan and sprinkle extra paprika on top, if preferred. Bake for 20 minutes or until set. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
Serve as part of a light lunch with lemon wedges and a bean or lentil salad. Add avocado when in season.