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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.

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.

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.

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