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Top Sante

Top Sante

July 2021

Top Sante is the healthy lifestyle magazine for sophisticated women. Packed with the latest tips, expert advice and inspirational ideas on how to look after every aspect of your wellbeing, we'll help you look great, feel inspired and be happy in your own body. Every month we advise you on: - Health - Psychology: insightful solutions leaving you empowered to live a happier and lighter life. - Beauty: anti-ageing advice and tips that will encourage you to look your glowing beautiful best. - Fitness: the latest trends and inspirational ideas on how to stay fit and healthy. - Diet: healthy recipes for those that love food Top Sante. For the sophisticated lady.

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País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Periodicidad:
Monthly
USD 4.13
USD 30.42
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2 min.
veg out!

THIS CAKE IS relatively low in sugar and swaps refined flour for ground almonds and wholewheat flour. The whipped yoghurt to accompany it is sweetened with a little honey and is infinitely better for you than buttercream. This cake looks and tastes deliciously sinful, but it’s actually full of fibre from the almonds and wholegrain, gut-friendly bacteria from the yoghurt, and packed with antioxidants and vitamins from the berries. WHOLEGRAIN ALMOND CAKE WITH WHIPPED YOGHURT Butter 240g, unsalted and at room temp Sugar 160g, granulated Eggs 4 large and separated Almond essence ¼ tsp Wholewheat flour 100g Ground almonds 120g Baking powder 2 tsp Milk 60ml Salt pinch Greek yoghurt 400g, 0% fat Double cream 300g Honey 2-3 tbsp or to taste Orange 1, zested Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to serve 1…

1 min.
your ts takeaway

STICK TO USING SUGAR ON YOUR SKIN Too much sugar in your diet can lead to your collagen becoming more brittle, with studies revealing accelerated ageing in people with sustained high blood sugar levels. However, sugar in topical products is far more beneficial. See our top five beauty products containing the sweet stuff on page 78. Prevent diabetes with low-GI foods Reach for a plum the next time you fancy a dessert. Plums are lower in sugar than most other fruits and are at their best in summer. See page 97 for more diabetes prevention tips. GO CRAZY FOR GARLIC Cook with garlic if you want to strengthen your immune system. It contains compounds that help you fight off pathogens. Chop or crush it and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before using…

2 min.
protecting your peepers

Inflammation and high blood sugar can also affect your eyes. ‘High blood sugar levels cause the small retinal blood vessels in the eye to become leaky, which leads to reduced perfusion of the retina,’ says leading oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeon, Dr Elizabeth Hawkes (cadoganclinic.com). ‘Areas of reduced perfusion lack oxygen and nutrients, which stimulates the growth of new vessels, called neo-vascularisation. While this sounds like a good thing, it’s not as these vessels are fragile and prone to bleeding, which is one of the causes of reduced vision in diabetics.’ Another cause of reduced vision from diabetes is macula oedema. The macula is the part of the retina associated with central vision; leaky vessels cause an accumulation of fluid in the macula. This is called diabetic macula oedema, and is the…

4 min.
your cbd life!

WITH THE WAY THINGS are going, more than five million people in the UK are expected to have diabetes by 2025*, with around 90 per cent being Type 2 diabetes, eight per cent Type 1 and two per cent presenting with a rarer form. There are a multitude of potential causes for the disease, depending largely on genetic make-up, family history, ethnicity, health and environmental factors. And for Type 2 diabetes – the kind that causes there to be too much sugar in your blood – a number of factors including obesity, lack of exercise, age and poor diet play important roles in both the cause and the prevention. As it stands, there are various ways to manage diabetes but no cure. However, as with so many conditions, studies looking into how…

8 min.
ask the experts

DIABETES EXPERT Roy Taylor is professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University and honorary consultant physician at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital. He’s also the author of Your Simple Guide to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Q How can Type 2 diabetes affect your feet? A Nerves anywhere in the body can be damaged. Have you ever experienced a “dead-leg”? By sitting awkwardly and squeezing a nerve for too long, you can block capillary flow of blood to the nerve and cause it to stop working. If you are in normal health, the numbness will go away within a few minutes of relieving the pressure. Unfortunately, nerve problems in diabetes are not so easily reversed. Numbness in feet is a particular problem because it prevents the body’s normal warning sign of trouble – i.e. pain.…

3 min.
low-carb recipes to try

These come from Sarah’s book Eating to Beat Type 2 Diabetes. Visit sarahflower.co.uk to find out more. MINI FRITTATA MUFFINS These are easy to make and great for breakfast or packed lunch. You can even prep these the night before, ready to pop into the oven in the morning. I add whatever vegetables that need using up, but for the purpose of the nutritional analysis, I have used 60g of spinach and 60g of red onion for this recipe. MAKES 6 Nutritional information per serving126 kcals9.6g fat1.6g net carbs8.2g protein Eggs 4, beaten Butter 1 tbsp, melted Milk 100ml, full fat Oregano or mixed herbs 1 tsp, dried Vegetables of your choice 6 tbsp, finely chopped Cheese of your choice 60g, grated or crumbled 1 Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas 6. Grease a muffin tray. 2…