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Healthy diets

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.

Protein facts for vegetarians

If you're a vegetarian, it's important to know which high protein foods you can eat instead of red meat, and how much protein is enough. Learn what DietDoc has to say.

Easter without the excess

DietDoc urges all South Africans to enjoy Easter – but without going overboard with the tasty treats.

Eat Mediterranean, live longer

Keen to eat like the Greeks and to reap the benefits, too? Here’s a handy shopping list to help you stock up on those Mediterranean essentials.

Starvation diets and exercise

Many dieters skip breakfast and go to the gym for a strenuous workout, which leaves them feeling limp for the rest of the day. DietDoc voices her concern.

The Dash diet

The Dash diet has been voted the best overall diet. Developed in the US to treat hypertension, the diet has proved so healthy that it's been recommended for everybody.

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Calamari: a source of omega-3

Stock up on calamari. New research shows this seafood delicacy is jam-packed with health-boosting omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Fussy child, unhealthy adult

Being full of whims and fancies as a child is all very well. But when capriciousness about food stretches into adulthood, it could hold serious long-term consequences.

What does Reeva's last meal say?

A look at Reeva Steenkamp's stomach contents showed that she could have eaten her last meal about two hours before her death.

7 tips for a healthy lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean hours of training at the gym and eating only salad leaves. It’s about making easy-to-manage healthy choices in your day-to-day living.

7 tips to lose weight the smart way

If you want to lose weight permanently, forget about fad diets and magic slimming potions. Discover the route to a new and healthier you by following these smart tips.

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