Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 24 May 2016 Trying to lose weight? Tim Spector, a professor at King's College London, has unusual advice for those who are trying to lose weight: keep eating cheese and chocolate and drinking wine. The reason? All three are good at promoting healthy gut bacteria and the more varieties of these beneficial microbes we have in our bodies, the healthier we are. By contrast, fatty, sugary and highly processed junk food can wipe out our stomach flora and expose us to health problems like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and inflammatory bowel problems. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Oral health basics: what you need to know Sex Why cardiac arrest during sex is deadlier than any other activity News A deadly story – the origins of poisoning Diet and nutrition The 5 biggest misconceptions about eating fat Medical Here's why SA is on the forefront of using new TB meds News Only 20% of people will know all the answers to this health quiz From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Cracked rib? » Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last? 7 ways coughing can injure your body The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! Heart health » Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution You're not too young to have a heart attack How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?