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 Vegetarian diets might not be heart-healthier In a study that compared adult vegetarians to thousands of meat eaters, vegetarians were thinner, but their overall heart risk wasn't different. Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting High-protein diets may reduce insulin sensitivity A study found that women who lost weight eating a high-protein diet didn't experience any improvements in insulin sensitivity, an important factor in reducing diabetes and heart disease risk. Is a low-carb ketogenic diet good for your health? Low carbohydrate diets like the Atkins diet have been around for a long time. However, before embarking on such a diet you need to find out more about the state of ketosis these diets induce. People live longer in the 'Blue Zones' It t is difficult to pinpoint all the factors that will result in a long and healthy life, but our genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors certainly play a big role. When a healthy diet becomes unhealthy Has healthy dieting become a consuming passion in your life? Does choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly absorb hours of your day? Mediterranean diet trims the wallet Sticking to a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, olive oil, legumes, fruit and vegetables is heart healthy, but expensive, maybe even prohibitively so, new research from Spain hints. Monkeys live longer on low-KJ diet A 20-year study found cutting kilojoules by almost a third slowed the ageing of monkeys and fended off death. New eco-Atkins diet promising A modified Atkins diet, one that substitutes plant-based proteins for animal-based ones, helps people lose weight and lowers their cholesterol, new research shows. Low kilojoule diet works best Sticking to a reduced-kilojoule diet has a greater effect on long-term weight loss than focusing on protein, fat, or carbohydrates, a new study finds. Why we eat more as we age A scientist has discovered key appetite control cells in the human brain degenerate over time, causing increased hunger and potentially weight-gain as we grow older. Men and women - different diets? Diet can strongly influence how long you live and your reproductive success, but now scientists have discovered that what works for males can be very different for females. Low salt diet bad for heart Surprising new research suggests that a diet low in salt may be worse for your heart than eating lots of salt, but don't start eating potato chips just yet. Diets that prevent strokes A 24-year study found that eating these foods drastically lowers your risk of developing heart problems. Eating out can be diet-friendly It's not whether you eat out, it's where you choose to dine that affects your waistline, new research suggests. Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein Harvard University researchers found that people should eat more plant protein than animal protein and that among animal protein, fish and chicken were better choices. Mood improves on low-fat diet A low-fat diet seems to boost dieters' mood more than a low-carbohydrate diet, Australian researchers have found. Low GI diet cuts breast cancer risk The amount of carbohydrates a woman eats, as well as the overall "glycemic load" of her diet, impact her chances of developing breast cancer, Swedish researchers report. Anorexia marked with brain protein A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women. Teen lung health tied to diet Research shows that eating fruit and fish might lessen teenage asthma and bronchitis symptoms, whereas a diet consisting mostly of junk fod does the opposite. The key to a successful diet The most successful dieters lose weight on their own, largely by eating right and exercising regularly, according to a survey. Diet patches ease fasting Turkish Muslims plan to resort to appetite suppressing diet patches to help them get through the daily fast during the Ramadan holy month, Anatolia news agency reported on Friday. Med diet heads for heritage list Spain and Italy are to ask UNESCO to place the Mediterranean diet on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the Spanish government has announced. Diet may help prevent skin cancer A low-kilojoule diet may help prevent skin cancer, a US study of mice suggests. Fast food diet has benefits? A month-long diet of fast food and no exercise led to dangerously high levels of enzymes linked to liver damage, in an unusual experiment inspired by the docu-movie "Supersize Me." Dieticians make weight loss easy People may be more successful in shedding pounds if they enlist the help of a registered dietician, the findings of a small study suggest. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. 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