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 » Food Safety 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. 13 food superstitions Whether you are superstitious or not, have a look at this list of 13 food superstitions; and see if you recognise any of them. Eating more fibre helps people lose weight People who only added more fibre to their otherwise normal diet were able to lose weight, lower their blood pressure and reduce blood sugar levels. Breakfast like a king It is conventional wisdom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Xango juice: superfood or superscam? Xango juice, consisting of mangosteen and other juices, is now available in South Africa, but no one seems to be sure exactly what it does for you. Dairy diary: the lowdown and the heads-up Dairy products have an undeservedly bad reputation. If you need a reminder of why dairy is good for you, carry on reading. How dangerous are the nitrites in bacon? Having enough to eat doesn't necessarily mean we're healthy – and the additives and preservatives we ingest on a daily basis aren't helping . . . Food myths you should stop believing With all the diet and nutrition information out there, it’s not always clear how to distinguish fact from fiction. We get to the bottom of some of the most common diet and nutrition claims. Pizza adds too much fat and sodium to kids' diet Given that pizza remains a highly prevalent part of children's diet, it has become important to make healthy pizza the norm. Why you need to worry about fructose Fructose may come from fruit, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. In fact, research suggests it's anything but. 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. advertisement From our sponsors What's this about vitamin B? Independent studies have proved once again that EPO significantly improves symptoms of atopic eczema JJ & Associates offers gents' health– the first medical practice of its kind Live healthier Hit the road » Advice for the long runner Hill training: how to do it Why running is good for you What to wear when you run You do not need a gym membership to run. All you need is the correct clothing and you're ready to reap the benefits. Carb danger » Why we get fat Why you need to worry about fructose Craving sugar? Blame your brain Carbs make you sick Dr Gary Fettke, who believes that the foods we eat are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases speaks of Carbohydrate Diabetes, not Sugar Diabetes.