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 Can intermittent fasting actually improve your health? Health bloggers claim that intermittent fasting can boost your immune system. But is that actually true? 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 These are the top 3 diets of 2018, according to health experts Have you tried any of these diets? Can genes make you fat? Doctors have a surprising answer A study testing the effect of a low fat versus a low carb diet, based on dieters' genetic profile, yielded unexpected results. QUIZ: Which food contains more sugar? Do you really know how much sugar you consume daily? The amount of sugar in some of these common foods might surprise you. 10 small changes for a healthier family in 2018 Struggling to stick to your health resolutions alone? Get the whole family on board. How one man’s vegetable and business plan led to a revolution In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township – based on spinach. Is eating after 6pm really making you fat? You’ve probably heard the “don’t eat after 6 pm” rule. But is there any truth behind it? Turns out taking a 2-week diet break might actually help you lose more weight If you've been dieting for a while and not seeing results, you can take a break. What to eat during Ramadan? Here's a complete meal plan What Muslims eat pre-dawn and post-dusk during Ramadan is a critical part of maintaining a healthy body. BREAKING NEWS: Tim Noakes is not guilty After many months of deliberation the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty. Noakes being charged for having different view – lawyer Professor Tim Noakes cannot be prosecuted for having an unconventional view, his lawyer Michael Van der Nest says as the Banting guru's misconduct hearing starts wrapping up. Experts do agree on what constitutes a healthy diet The notion that 'no two health professionals agree on what a healthy diet should be' is untrue. We take a look at the many (scientifically verifiable) points global health experts agree on. TV ads make preschoolers snack more Researchers found that 'young children remain highly exposed to TV advertisements for foods that may contribute to unhealthy dietary patterns'. The anti-inflammatory diet Various nutrients have been found to assist in reducing the inflammatory process and should be included in your diet. 3 ways to feel better about yourself in 2018 Forget about all those restrictive diets – try to cultivate a positive attitude about your body instead, say the experts. 10 best diet stories of 2017 Need a bit of diet advice to kickstart a healthy eating plan for the new year? You’ve come to the right place. How to quit your low-carb diet without gaining back all the weight Looking to quit your low-carb diet? The first step you need to take is slow. 7 ways to cut 50 calories every day Small adjustments to your diet can add up to a noticeable weight loss. Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. ADSA: ‘We have no personal gripe with Noakes’ The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) believes that even though Prof Tim Noakes was found not guilty, doctors now need guidelines on using social media. No doctor-patient relationship, Noakes lawyer argues Twitter doesn't allow for a doctor-patient relationship, as the platform is non-confidential, Tim Noakes' lawyer Michael van der Nest says, as arguments wrapped up in the HSPCA hearing. Noakes should not have given 'Banting for babies' advice – HPCSA In a final argument against Prof Tim Noakes, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) heard that the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet was not for babies, who should be breastfed. 'Health foods' may be far less healthy than you think Many so-called health foods only focus on one aspect of health, and are often laden with ingredients like sugar and fat. Skipping dinner may boost your metabolism 'Early time-restricted feeding' involves eating during a much smaller time window each day. This may reduce fat mass and the risk of chronic disease. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. 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