Home > Diet and nutrition Diet and nutrition 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 The GAPS diet promises to health-ify your gut and brain Seems too good to be true. Diet and nutrition News OPINION | Can tea really lower your blood sugar? A popular claim about green tea is that it may help to lower blood sugar levels and manage diabetes, but does science back it up? More in Diet and nutrition News Your brain might remember better where you left junk food than healthy snacks OPINION | How to eat healthy on a low budget OPINION | Mayday, Mayday! Your body needs your help! OPINION | Immunity: a time-honoured balancing act News OPINION | Mayday, Mayday! Your body needs your help! Why our food choices are now more important than ever. See all News » Healthy diets Study finds intermittent fasting doesn't actually increase weight loss Compared to traditional eating patterns, intermittent fasting doesn't provide better weight loss results, a clinical trial has found. See all Healthy diets » Healthy Food Which is the healthiest cooking oil? There are a few contenders, but coconut oil definitely isn't one of them. See all Healthy Food » Vegetables INFOGRAPHIC | Rainbow Nation: Why you should be eating all the colours It's important for your health to ensure that you incorporate a colourful diversity in your pick of fruits and vegetables. See all Vegetables » Take action 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 News Not just a picky eater – noise can put you off your food, science says A recent study aimed to reveal the effect that noise in restaurants has on diners. See all News » Healthy diets Study recommends combo of Mediterranean diet and intermittent fasting for the heart A plant-rich diet with seafood, extra virgin olive oil and fermented dairy offers many health benefits, and intermittent fasting could enhance it. See all Healthy diets » Nutrition Basics What you might be getting wrong about probiotics – and how fibre fits into the picture One of the best ways to keep our gut microbes – and our health – happy is through probiotics – and fibre plays an important role in keeping those microbes healthy. See all Nutrition Basics » Healthy diets The Eurocentricity of diets: How to incorporate culture into healthy eating Diet trends tend to lean heavily towards a Western ideal of what constitutes healthy eating. See all Healthy diets » advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.