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  • What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterised by unusual electrical activity in the brain.  A surge of ...
  • With winter just about saying goodbye, we start thinking about showing off a bit of skin again but sometimes, that thought is no...
  • Women have traditionally been the ones to make sure that everyone is always taken care of before themselves. But when is it time...
  • Milk is the most commonly known source of calcium… So how much milk would we need to get the ideal amount of calcium in our sy...
  • You may have heard of it before, but if you are not using this super-supplement then you are definitely missing out! Spirulina h...
  • While women are often open to speaking about their health-related issues, many men are not. As the stress of life, both physicall...
  • By now, the health world is well aware that for a diet to be completely balanced, healthy fats need to be included. There is plen...
  • From a young age, you’re taught that it’s important to keep hydrated and to drink about eight glasses of water a day. As the body...
  • We’ve all grown up thinking carrots will help us see better in the dark, and there is truth to that!  Certain nutrients can po...
  • Keep your kids occupied while you cook and get them involved! A Kitchen Drawer for Kids :  Give your child access t...
  • If you want to save your egg yolks after separating, preserve them by putting them in a small bowl and add two tablespoo...
  • Making Food Fun Weekly Menu Ideas Creative Planning Tips Some time-saving ideas for quick and healthy meals f...
  • Making food fun for kids Weekly Menu Ideas General Hints and Tips Here are some ways to make meal times fun. ...
  • Making Food Fun! Creative Planning Tips General Hints & Tips Making food look exciting and colourful is half t...
  • Weekly Menu Ideas Creative Planning Tips General Hints and Tips As parents we all go through that difficult t...
  • Here are some useful tips to give your best friend the very best care Pet Aerobics; take a dog for a walk or simply ...
  • Dogs are our companions and protectors and become part of the family. Here are some tips to keep you and your dogs happy.   ...
  • Here are some tips to keep your car in good shape for longer. Check your tyre pressure every time you fill up with f...
  • The key principles of gardening are sun, soil and water. Most plants are going to want a minimum of six hours of direct sun...
  • This rapidly growing disease not only affects the elderly worldwide, but younger generations too. This bone-weakening disease...
  • We have introduced a new feature in our recipe section, to identify whether a recipe is low fat, ‘heart smart’, low salt or v...
  • Do you have a whole cupboard full of recipes you think are probably not the healthiest?  Here’s some tips on how to take thos...
  • It’s that time of year again where, as soon as a colleague sneezes or coughs in your company, you go running in the opposite dire...
  • Stale bread crusts should be stored in a plastic bag in the freezer until you have accumulated enough to justify a food ...
  • Winter is always such a tricky time for us “outdoorsy” South Africans. We hate having our wings clipped but the cold weather forc...
  • It’s World ‘Move for Health Day’ on the 10th May.  This important awareness day is driven by the World Health Organization an...
  • Keep your appliances in pristine condition with these handy tips. Clean your blender/food processor, by filling it half...
  • Some tips on how to get the most out of your fridge. If you want to keep any salad fresh for the evening party, first...
  • Get the most out of your grocery Rands by using leftovers wisely.  Here are a few tips to get you started. Don't throw...
  • The items around your house have a multitude of uses.  Try some of these handy tips using products most of us have at home. ...
  • How to Pick a Watermelon – easy as 1, 2, 3   Look the watermelon over – you are looking for a firm, symmetrica...
  • Looking forward to a party but hate the smoky smells left behind?  These simple tips will leave your home fresh smelling again. ...
  • The contents of your make-up bag can be transformed into a treasure trove of useful household items.  Try these tips. ...
  • Often recipes call for quantities of ingredients in Grams or Mililitres.  Here's a handy table to convert quantities of basic ing...
  • Holiday-time need not be the cause of poor eating choices. By keeping your energy levels constant, and at the same time giving y...
  • Unless you are a professional baker, icing sugar isn’t something you use all the time. Here are some expert tips for using it lik...
  • There’s nothing worse that emptying your washing machine, only to find that stains have lingered.  Here are some handy tips for r...
  • Many of us battle to eat a balanced diet every day and proper portion sizes are important in achieving this. Many of us ba...
  • Lunch boxes should be made up of five basic categories:   Dairy Starch & Protein Diluted fruit...
  • A good way to ripen bananas is in a large plastic bag with either an apple or pear.  The gas given off by these fruits p...
  • For fine hair, a beer rinse gives extra body. To get rid of the itch from a mosquito bite: try applying soap on ...
  • In ancient times, salt was prized as a precious commodity and it is easy to see why.  Most commonly used today to add flavour to ...
  • From ensuring even cooking to cleaning pots and silverware, foil has a variety of uses. A piece of leftover foil from wr...
  • Everyone keeps sugar in their house.  Here are some handy tips using this household staple.   A teaspoon of suga...
  • Make use of household items and even kitchen waste to help you out in the garden.  Save your egg shells in a container o...
  • Not just a condiment, vinegar has many uses around the home.  The examples below use SPAR White Spirit Vinegar. A  perfe...
  • One in 6 people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime!  Avoid becoming one of those people by improving your health.  ...
  • Did you know that the 15th October is Global Handwashing Day? Research shows that children living in households that wash t...
  • Information compiled by Gabi Steenkamp, Registered Dietitian If we consider the word glyc- aemic - index, we see that the ...
  • Week 1 In the first week, you simply need to get out on the road, preferably with a friend or two, and start exercising. ...
  • Take a train trip through South Africa during your next family holiday.   It’s not often that we use trains anymore, ...
  • Make your own cinematic experience at home and save.   Buying tickets, drinks, popcorn and a variety of sweets for a ...
  • Forts are simple to make and kids really enjoy building them.   The next time you buy a fridge or washing machine, ke...
  • Make birthday parties more memorable by hiring a professional entertainer.   The next time you’re planning your kid’s...
  • Try this simple tip the next time you host a kids’ party.   Children love desserts and a fantastic way to keep them e...
  • Make use of your local zoo or museum this weekend.   Kids always enjoy an outing, and most cities still have a small ...
  • Get creative and enjoy lunch outdoors.   Picnics are simple to set up and can be made as fancy or as affordable as yo...
  • Keep healthy by taking part in fun family exercises.   Staying active is essential to living a healthy life, and it’s...
  • Explore parts of South Africa with the family this holiday season.   We live in a stunning country that many of us ha...
  • Remember to record special moments in your children’s lives.   It has never been easier to capture and record special...
  • You’ll know which eggs are fresh to use before you’ve cracked them with this simple trick.   Firstly look at the shel...
  • Remove stubborn jar lids from bottles with these clever pointers.   At times the lids of jars can become extremely di...
  • Prevent clothes from being damaged by washing powder with this simple method.   If used incorrectly washing powder ca...
  • Stop your hands from smelling like garlic the next time you’re cooking with it.   When cooking with garlic, it’s diff...
  • Save your silverware from tarnishing with this easy little trick.   Silverware and jewellery is always under the thre...
  • Using powerful disinfectants in your fridge could cause food to absorb the chemical odours.   Cleaning the inside of ...
  • Dealing with a flaming pot or pan can be dangerous, here’s how to do it correctly.   The biggest mistake is to throw ...
  • This simple trick will allow you to effortlessly reopen a sealed envelope.   If you seal an envelope before rememberi...
  • Make sure all tiny pieces of glass are collected easily with this simple tip.   Next time you have to collect little ...
  • Remove unpleasant odours from your dishwasher and leave your kitchen fresh with this clever tip.   After your next dinner p...
  • Eliminate waxy crayon marks and bring your walls back to their clean state with this easy trick.   Have your kids bee...
  • Quick and easy changes to instantly make your home greener.   Becoming conscious of the little differences you can make wil...
  • Become eco-savvy with basic routines around the house like defrosting the freezer.   This is something that is easy t...
  • All it takes are a few simple water saving actions to make a big difference.   Do your part by saving a little water ...
  • Planting trees can help to reduce home cooling and electricity costs.   With modern technology at our fingertips it’s...
  • Keep cool this summer while saving on cooling costs.   An easy way to save electricity and stay cool is to use ceilin...
  • Guard the environment and your wallet.   It’s very easy to overlook the wastage of electricity around your home. By m...
  • SPAR has taken steps to ensure that it stays in line with global trends by incorporating these helpful 'Guidelines on Daily A...
  • (and Mom's and Dad's too!) Winter is a time we all want to ''comfort food''! We need to make sure that we're eating co...
  • If you are close to someone who is HIV positive, the most positive thing you can do for them is make them aware of the fact t...
  • Have sun-sense!  If you are going to be spending a lot of time in the, please make sure that you are well hydrated (and using...
  • Finding creative ways to fill your children's lunch boxes can be a real brain drain! Do more good than harm by ensuring that ...
  • When it comes to food-on-the-go, remember that fruit is the best fast food you can get!  Easy-to-eat are apples, bananas, nec...
  • If you are trying to fall pregnant or are already, it is vital that you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement with suffi...
  • We should all choose lean meat for meals, but what is lean meat? Cuts like pork fillet and chicken breast which have reduce...
  • Some fats are good for you! Eating lean meat to avoid saturated fats is a good idea, but you need not avoid all types of fats...
  • Don't be tempted to go on a strict diet if you have not stuck to your resolutions to lose weight! You can get back on track by st...
  • Healthy living is not only about healthy eating. It's about LIFESTYLE.  Include exercise into your life that is FUN and sust...
  • Skin cancer is a real threat to South Africans who spend lots of time in the harsh African sun!  Skin cancer is the most common ...
  • High Blood Pressure or Hypertension (HPT) is very common in South Africa. It is one of the MAJOR risk factors for developing...
  • A healthy lifestyle can reduce your chance of getting cancer So what's a healthy lifestyle? Eating a healthy, ba...
  • Good nutrition is essential for people living with HIV. Follow these dietary guidelines to ensure that you obtain all the en...
  • To do your best for the SPAR Women's 10km run, you need to eat a healthy, balanced diet. What you eat and drink during training ...
  • Testicular cancer This type of cancer is most common in men younger than 35 years. A poor diet may not be related to this...
  • What does food safety mean? ''Safe'' food is not contaminated by any harmful organisms and/or chemicals that could cause ...
  • Food allergies occur when your body’s immune system reacts negatively to a specific food. Symptoms of food allergies may include...
  • Diabetes develops when your body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin. Normally, when we eat foods rich in carbohydrat...
  • These basic guidelines on healthy eating will help you lower the risk of heart disease. Choose healthier fats, as well as...
  • Pregnancy is the time to look after your diet very carefully! During pregnancy you will have an increased need for energy and...
  • Good nutrition is important throughout all stages of our life - childhood, adolescence, adulthood and the later years. Becomi...
  • To balance your child's daily eating, make sure that you provide a variety of foods: Include protein with each meal. ...
  • Good health is valuable. To achieve a healthy diet, follow the Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for South Africans. Enjoy ...
  • Learn how to achieve perfect results by cooking steaks professionally.   When cooking a thick and good quality steak, like ...
  • This clever tip will remove salt from soups naturally.   When preparing dishes like soups it’s very easy to accidently make...
  • Instead of being left with soggy pizza, bring back its freshness with this simple tip.   Although reheating pizza in the mi...
  • Learn how to peel a banana without any mess with this simple tip.   The next time you peel a banana, save yourself the irri...
  • Have fun recycling and play an active role in conserving your planet.   Begin by doing small everyday recycling like reusing ...
  • Work towards saving the planet from the office.   Make yourself aware of basic actions around the office and soon you w...
  • Beat bugs naturally without the use of any fancy electric lights.   Use nature’s methods to get rid of flying and crawl...
  • Use unwanted eggshells as a natural fertilizer or even as pots to house seedlings.   Eggshells are mainly made of magne...
  • Just by looking, learn which peppers to use raw and which are better to cook with.   It’s all about the bumps on the bottom...
  • Greens should be colourful and full of natural goodness, now you can keep them that way.   Remember to never overcook green...
  • Enjoy preparing fish without any unpleasant fishy odours.   Everyone knows how good it is to eat fresh fish as part of your...
  • Try these easy tricks and enjoy more tender meat.   When cooking with tougher and cheaper cuts of meat there are two simple...
  • There are many factors that are related to breast cancer. We cannot control many of these factors... but some of them we can....
  • Keep fruit for longer or ripen it naturally with this easy method.   When fruit begins to spoil it releases a natural...
  • Reheat bread, rolls, scones and other baked goods without making them go hard and rubbery.   Giving baked goods that ...