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 How to prevent post-pregnancy weight gain DietDoc urges women not to accept the inevitability of weight gain associated with pregnancy. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? 8 microwave myths Globalisation is causing a shift to unhealthy eating Between 1990 and 2010, middle and low income countries saw consumption of unhealthy foods increase dramatically. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Juan Wessels says... ktc coconut oil, cheap and has many other health benefits Cooking rice differently can cut the calories by half ” 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. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.