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 Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting What to eat during Ramadan? Here's a complete meal plan What Muslims eat pre-dawn and post-dusk during Ramadan is a critical part of maintaining a healthy body. ADSA: ‘We have no personal gripe with Noakes’ The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) believes that even though Prof Tim Noakes was found not guilty, doctors now need guidelines on using social media. BREAKING NEWS: Tim Noakes is not guilty After many months of deliberation the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty. Noakes being charged for having different view – lawyer Professor Tim Noakes cannot be prosecuted for having an unconventional view, his lawyer Michael Van der Nest says as the Banting guru's misconduct hearing starts wrapping up. Experts do agree on what constitutes a healthy diet The notion that 'no two health professionals agree on what a healthy diet should be' is untrue. We take a look at the many (scientifically verifiable) points global health experts agree on. TV ads make preschoolers snack more Researchers found that 'young children remain highly exposed to TV advertisements for foods that may contribute to unhealthy dietary patterns'. The anti-inflammatory diet Various nutrients have been found to assist in reducing the inflammatory process and should be included in your diet. High-protein diets may reduce insulin sensitivity A study found that women who lost weight eating a high-protein diet didn't experience any improvements in insulin sensitivity, an important factor in reducing diabetes and heart disease risk. People live longer in the 'Blue Zones' It t is difficult to pinpoint all the factors that will result in a long and healthy life, but our genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors certainly play a big role. When a healthy diet becomes unhealthy Has healthy dieting become a consuming passion in your life? Does choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly absorb hours of your day? Mediterranean diet trims the wallet Sticking to a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, olive oil, legumes, fruit and vegetables is heart healthy, but expensive, maybe even prohibitively so, new research from Spain hints. Monkeys live longer on low-KJ diet A 20-year study found cutting kilojoules by almost a third slowed the ageing of monkeys and fended off death. New eco-Atkins diet promising A modified Atkins diet, one that substitutes plant-based proteins for animal-based ones, helps people lose weight and lowers their cholesterol, new research shows. No doctor-patient relationship, Noakes lawyer argues Twitter doesn't allow for a doctor-patient relationship, as the platform is non-confidential, Tim Noakes' lawyer Michael van der Nest says, as arguments wrapped up in the HSPCA hearing. Noakes should not have given 'Banting for babies' advice – HPCSA In a final argument against Prof Tim Noakes, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) heard that the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet was not for babies, who should be breastfed. 'Health foods' may be far less healthy than you think Many so-called health foods only focus on one aspect of health, and are often laden with ingredients like sugar and fat. Skipping dinner may boost your metabolism 'Early time-restricted feeding' involves eating during a much smaller time window each day. This may reduce fat mass and the risk of chronic disease. Vegetarian diets might not be heart-healthier In a study that compared adult vegetarians to thousands of meat eaters, vegetarians were thinner, but their overall heart risk wasn't different. Is a low-carb ketogenic diet good for your health? Low carbohydrate diets like the Atkins diet have been around for a long time. However, before embarking on such a diet you need to find out more about the state of ketosis these diets induce. Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein Harvard University researchers found that people should eat more plant protein than animal protein and that among animal protein, fish and chicken were better choices. Mood improves on low-fat diet A low-fat diet seems to boost dieters' mood more than a low-carbohydrate diet, Australian researchers have found. Low GI diet cuts breast cancer risk The amount of carbohydrates a woman eats, as well as the overall "glycemic load" of her diet, impact her chances of developing breast cancer, Swedish researchers report. Anorexia marked with brain protein A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! 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