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 Did Tim Noakes dispense advice via Twitter, or not? On the third day of the Tim Noakes / HPCSA hearing experts zoned in on whether Twitter was a good place to give medical advice. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 8 microwave myths Cunnane may testify in Noakes hearing Canadian professor, Stephen Cunnane will be allowed to testify in the Health Professions Council of SA's hearing against Professor Tim Noakes. Tim Noakes' team want dietitian Caryn Zinn to testify Tim Noakes' team wants dietitian Caryn Zinn to testify in the HPCSA hearing. Who is she and can she stand up to the Association for Dietetics in SA (ADSA)? Rules for a balanced diet What exactly is a balanced diet? How much of which foods should you eat? Here are a few simple rules that anyone can follow. New research confirms that sugar is making us sick With all the low-fat hype over the last few decades, many of us replaced fat with sugar but now researchers are showing that sugar is to blame for drastically increasing rates of diabetes, obesity and other lifestyle diseases. People mistrust food advice from overweight bloggers Participants in a study believed a meal was less healthy when accompanied by a photo of an overweight blogger. Mediterranean diet keeps seniors' minds healthier Following the Mediterranean diet and consuming more fruit and vegetables may result in a healthier brain in old age. Breastfeeding mom on Banting (LCHF) diet almost dies Swedish doctors saved the life of a 32-year-old nursing mother who suffered from ketoacidosis after being on a low carb, high fat (Banting) diet. National Nutrition Week focuses on 'Healthy Eating in the Workplace' This year the DOH (Department of Health) and ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) have cooperated to bring the 'Healthy Eating in the Workplace' message to the people of South Africa. Don't replace saturated fats with processed carbs People don't just drop saturated fat out of their diets without replacing it with something else. What you replace the fat with is crucial. US feeding practices cause overweight kids Research has shown that when parents use restriction and pressure-to-eat feeding practices, children and adolescents are at higher risk for overweight. Diet: how to stay motivated this winter It's hard to make healthy food choices when it's cold outside and you're craving warm comfort foods. Dietitian Kim Hoffmann has some handy tips to keep you motivated. Banting vs Heart Foundation Diet – which is cheaper? Many say Banting is not a lifestyle option for them because it is too expensive. Take a look at suggested meals and costs, and see if you still agree. US adults don't eat enough fruit and vegetables A study has found that fruit and vegetable intake is disappointingly low across the USA, and especially in some southern states. How 'food words' may trigger unhealthy eating New studies suggest that obese people respond to food cues differently to lean people, which could prompt them to eat more. Teens who eat lots and lots of fruit may be healthier adults CT scans reveals that adults who ate more portions of fruit and veg during childood had healthier arteries 20 years later. Obesity month – how to escape the epidemic DietDoc alerts us to the alarming overweight statistics in South Africa and explains what can be done to address the problem. Oprah throws her weight behind Weight Watchers Diet giant Weight Watchers was on a steady way down when media tycoon Oprah Winfrey decided to get behind them and invest half a Billion Rand in the company. Overnight, shares in the diet company rocketed by 90%. World food day – SA needs real food, not fads DietDoc highlights the biggest nutritional issues in South Africa: low birth weight, malnutrition, obesity and the diseases that follow. Americans eat all day long Tracking real-world eating patterns, researchers found that many Americans no longer have set mealtimes, but eat all day long. 10 golden rules of Banting Banting has become synonymous with the Tim Noakes Diet which refers to going on a low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Here are some rules to guide you. Type of meat can affect a man's fertility High consumption of processed meats can cause complications for couples undergoing fertility treatment. Patrick Holford: banting is dangerous Tim Noakes' dieting regime is a specific eating plan intended for diabetics and may have a negative effect on long-term health, world renowned nutritionalist Patrick Holford says. Ocean View tries out the Banting lifestyle The Noakes Foundation has gone to the Ocean View community in the Cape to introduce them to the low carbohydrate and high fat diet (aka Banting) to see if they could change their eating habits and, so, their health. UK considers tax on sugary beverages DietDoc comments on the concept of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to prevent obesity and all the other ills currently ascribed to sugar. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. 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? 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