Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy foods Healthy foods 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 Oats: the ultimate health food Globally an increasing number of people are choosing to lead a healthier lifestyle. Oats is one of the current buzz-words in health foods, and for many good reasons. Hoodia study produces ‘frightening’ results A recent study of the ‘miracle’ weight loss supplement hoodia, by the University of Stellenbosch, cast considerable doubt on the safety of the product. Red palm oil – Dr Oz’s ‘miraculous find’ Red palm oil contains copious amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin E and has been hailed as a 'superfood'. Breakfast like a king It is conventional wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Are we starving our kids' brains? What we eat has an impact on our children's mental future. DietDoc takes a look. What should we believe when it comes to low carb diets? Never has the word health and diet had so many connotations and permutations. So, should you go low-carb or not? The debate continues. The amazing health benefits of eating oats Oats add fibre to your diet and provide essential nutrients to your body first thing in the morning. 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. Foods that keep the kilos down Need to fit into that little black number or your new bikini? Certain foods can help you on the road to a healthier weight. How to speed up your metabolism Here are a few clever ways in which you can speed up your metabolism easily. Eating too much? Blame your genes Recent research reveals that our genes not only affect the type of foods we choose to eat, but also how much, and how often. advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.