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. A yogurt a day may keep diabetes away Research at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston has shown that yogurt consumption can have significant benefit in reducing the risk of diabetes. 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. Breakfast like a king It is conventional wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 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'. 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. 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. advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.