Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy diets Healthy diets 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 US feeding practices cause overweight kids Research has shown that when parents use restriction and pressure-to-eat feeding practices, children and adolescents are at higher risk for overweight. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Don't get into these bad winter habits Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran rap against obesity Type of meat can affect a man's fertility High consumption of processed meats can cause complications for couples undergoing fertility treatment. Diet: how to stay motivated this winter It's hard to make healthy food choices when it's cold outside and you're craving warm comfort foods. Dietitian Kim Hoffmann has some handy tips to keep you motivated. Patrick Holford: banting is dangerous Tim Noakes' dieting regime is a specific eating plan intended for diabetics and may have a negative effect on long-term health, world renowned nutritionalist Patrick Holford says. 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. UK considers tax on sugary beverages DietDoc comments on the concept of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to prevent obesity and all the other ills currently ascribed to sugar. Tim Noakes speaks out on the ‘Banting for babies' hearing Professor Tim Noakes who appeared before the Health Professions Council of South Africa explains in his own words what has become known as the ‘Banting for babies trial’. Healthy eating may lower dementia risk A new study found that those who eat most fruits, vegetables and fish are least likely to show cognitive decline as they grow older. How to prevent post-pregnancy weight gain DietDoc urges women not to accept the inevitability of weight gain associated with pregnancy. Obesity and anorexia – two sides of the same coin? DietDoc investigates the possibility that obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia nervosa may be two extremes of a linked spectrum of disordered eating. Tim Noakes' critics shun the low carb high fat health summit Prof Tim Noakes says people against his low carb high fat diet are too afraid they will be made to look stupid if they attend a planned lifestyle convention. Eat your way to happiness There’s more to happiness than love, good relationships and job satisfaction. What you eat could put a spring in your step too! Plastic found in a chicken nugget means more bad news for McDonald's The operator of McDonald's in Japan and Cargill Inc have denied responsibility for a strip of plastic recently found in a chicken nugget. Why losing weight can make you depressed A University College London study found that 78% of people who lost weight were more likely to report that they were feeling depressed. “ Latest comment on Health24 Pagel says... 6c/square? Not going to happen. Need a reflective surface and some sort of support that can withstand survival wind conditions - material cost for that will be much higher than... South Africans may have solved solar power problem ” Banting vs Heart Foundation Diet – which is cheaper? Many say Banting is not a lifestyle option for them because it is too expensive. Take a look at suggested meals and costs, and see if you still agree. US adults don't eat enough fruit and vegetables A study has found that fruit and vegetable intake is disappointingly low across the USA, and especially in some southern states. The best breakfast to keep you sustained during the Ramadan fast Fasting for an entire day during the month of Ramadan can be physically, mentally and emotionally taxing. Which is why eating the right foods during suhoor will ensure even energy levels throughout the day. Victoria's Secret angels follow low-carb high-fat diets to get runway ready Being a Victoria's Secret angel may seem like a glamorous gig, but in reality the models follow a strict low-carb high-fat diet and train like professional athletes for months before strutting down the catwalk. High-protein diet may be bad for heart A long-term Spanish study of older adults found that high-protein diets – think Atkins and South Beach – may be harmful for people at risk for heart disease. Globalisation is causing a shift to unhealthy eating Between 1990 and 2010, middle and low income countries saw consumption of unhealthy foods increase dramatically. Zoë Harcombe – reversing the obesity epidemic One of the speakers at the Old Mutual Health Convention is author Zoë Harcombe, Cambridge graduate and author of six books and a diet and nutrition blog. Mediterranean diet may lower stroke risk Researchers say that people who follow the Mediterranean diet are less likely to have an ischaemic stroke. The Paleo diet – good health at a price Proponents argue that the Paleo diet is man's natural way of eating, but fresh fruit and vegetables and quality meat are not your cheapest items. 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