Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy diets Healthy diets All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Healthy eating may lower dementia risk A new study found that those who eat most fruits, vegetables and fish are least likely to show cognitive decline as they grow older. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » WATCH: KFC staff hosing down chicken Portion sizes: getting it right High-protein diet may be bad for heart A long-term Spanish study of older adults found that high-protein diets – think Atkins and South Beach – may be harmful for people at risk for heart disease. 10 golden rules of Banting Banting has become synonymous with the Tim Noakes Diet which refers to going on a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Here are some rules to guide you. How to prevent post-pregnancy weight gain DietDoc urges women not to accept the inevitability of weight gain associated with pregnancy. Obesity and anorexia – two sides of the same coin? DietDoc investigates the possibility that obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia nervosa may be two extremes of a linked spectrum of disordered eating. Tim Noakes' critics shun the low carb high fat health summit Prof Tim Noakes says people against his low carb high fat diet are too afraid they will be made to look stupid if they attend a planned lifestyle convention. Eat your way to happiness There’s more to happiness than love, good relationships and job satisfaction. What you eat could put a spring in your step too! Plastic found in a chicken nugget means more bad news for McDonald's The operator of McDonald's in Japan and Cargill Inc have denied responsibility for a strip of plastic recently found in a chicken nugget. Why losing weight can make you depressed A University College London study found that 78% of people who lost weight were more likely to report that they were feeling depressed. Low-carb drinks for Banters Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking. Train your brain to choose fruit salad over fries You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, a new study suggests. The 10 worst diet myths You've all heard them: dieting is easy. Just cut out fats and carbs, eat lots of popcorn and drink lots of fruit juice. Welcome to the Land of Diet Myths. Why the world is getting fatter and fatter Do you hate your fat and flab? Well, what if you weren't to blame? Find out who the real culprits are. Why veganism matters Veganism is about saving the environment, excellent health and ending world hunger - or so say its followers. On World Vegan Day, 1 November, we give them the floor. “ Latest comment on Health24 Moses Taylor says... As I always say, I'm not sure we can take the dietary advice offered by self-confessed gluttons and chubbies as gospel. And the reason sportsmen and women carbo load is because... Noakes' 'real food' may not be kid friendly ” Globalisation is causing a shift to unhealthy eating Between 1990 and 2010, middle and low income countries saw consumption of unhealthy foods increase dramatically. Zoë Harcombe – reversing the obesity epidemic One of the speakers at the Old Mutual Health Convention is author Zoë Harcombe, Cambridge graduate and author of six books and a diet and nutrition blog. Mediterranean diet may lower stroke risk Researchers say that people who follow the Mediterranean diet are less likely to have an ischaemic stroke. The Paleo diet – good health at a price Proponents argue that the Paleo diet is man's natural way of eating, but fresh fruit and vegetables and quality meat are not your cheapest items. The Real Meal Revolution launches new online Banting course The Real Meal Revolution is proud to announce it will now be offering the world’s first interactive online Banting course, accessible to a worldwide audience. Mediterranean or low-carb – which is best for the brain? Leading doctors suggest that we should emphasise the importance of diet and lifestyle, factors and the Mediterranean Diet in particular, to reduce the risk of dementia. Why we need some sodium in our diets Researchers have found that our bodies work best with sodium in the range between 3 and 6g a day. Go too high and you risk ill health and death, go too low and you are once again in danger. Why are we forever chasing quick fix diets? Weightloss and good health are absolutely achievable, but as with all good things, it takes time. Something we don't seem to have the patience for. Do vegan diets endanger child health? A vegan mother who only breastfed her 11-month-old is being charged with the death of her daughter after she died of vitamin A and B12 deficiencies. Weight gain eating plan What can you do to gain weight? DietDoc takes a closer look at the problem of underweight – and outlines possible solutions. She also gives a detailed eating plan. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! 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