Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food Healthy Food 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 20 health benefits of olives Not only do they taste really nice, but did you know that olives have a huge number of health benefits for you too? Craving chips? This is how to make your own vegetable crisps and satisfy your junk food cravings Tasty snacks don’t have to be made out of potatoes and salt. Make these healthy crisps for your next sports session. How much sushi is it safe to eat per week? No one comes between me and my rainbow roll. Add this protein-packed chicken burger to your recipe book Don't chicken out on this one. 8 prebiotic foods you should probably add to your diet Because probiotics are so last year. 8 fruits you can actually eat on the keto diet At least you can still have cheese? The secret fuel your body craves – and how you can get enough of it Yes, fibre helps you poo. But researchers are finding even more superpowers in this secret fuel and venerable nutrient that your body craves. 10 best low-sugar fruits that won’t mess with your blood sugar Looking for fruit that doesn't affect your blood sugar? How to avoid under-fuelling before your workout Are you eating and drinking enough before your workout? If you have to ask, you probably aren't. Why you should never use store-bought pasta sauce – and how to make your own Although using store-bought pasta sauce is convenient, you have no idea what you’re putting in your body. The surprising health benefits of these 7 common nuts Um, did somebody say weight loss? 12 foods that have way more fibre than a shop-bought fibre bar Try to get your fibre from real food. The 12 best foods to burn fat and build lean muscle Certain foods help you train harder, burn fat faster and sculpt muscle more easily. Here they are... Should you really be using coconut oil for everything? Is coconut oil really the wonder ingredient it’s cracked up to be? Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! 3 myths about soy that you should stop believing right now It's time to make amends with tofu. ‘I’m a nutritionist and this is the eating secret I swear by’11 essential superfoods for runners4 foods that may not be as healthy as you think 9 reasons you should eat olives Olives are synonymous with James Bond’s tipple of choice and Greek salads. But they also pack a punch when it comes to your health. 8 natural laxatives that actually work If you’re looking for a laxative, skip the pharmacy and head to the grocery store instead. 'Practice self-control this festive season'This is how you will avoid gaining weight this festive season5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 Experts on overindulging: ‘Step away from the snack table!’ Here's how to make sure you don't overindulge these holidays and start the New Year filled with regret. The 4 best vegan foods to eat if you’re trying to tone up You can make major gains without eating meat. 5 healthier ‘adult’ ice lollies to eat if you’re watching your weight Heat waves and long summery days deserve a little ice-cold treat… 4 signs you’re not getting enough protein You need more than your non-cyclist friends for muscle repair and growth. But how do you know it’s enough? These foods will help you stay full longer – and they’re not all high in protein It's ime to rethink your weight-loss meal plan. The 10 best ways to enjoy blueberries Chef, farmer and five-time marathoner Chris Fischer shares a few ideas for cooling off with this sweet superfood. 5 amazing benefits of green tea that you didn’t know about We all know green tea is good for us, but here’s why it’s essential to include in your diet! This formula will ensure your breakfast keeps you full until lunch every day It’s really simple. Here’s how to have a breakfast that keeps you going until lunch time. 11 essential superfoods for runners7 ways to sabotage your race before it even starts30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners The perfect breakfast for every runner No matter your dietary restrictions, there’s a “magic meal” to power you through your morning workout. Find it here. ‘I’m a nutritionist and this is the eating secret I swear by’ Hint: It involves a blender and lots of greens. 11 essential superfoods for runners Slim down, speed up and give your health a boost with these nutrient-packed foods and drinks. The 5 biggest misconceptions about eating fat If you were confused about some of these, we don’t blame you. Here are the biggest myths about eating fat you’ve probably heard – and the actual truth. Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods10 helpings of fruit and veg a day3 easy ways to reduce your sugar cravings 3 ways to eat less carbs at lunch Need to rethink your diet to shape up for the warmer months? Here are some simple ways to reduce your lunch kilojoules. 7 ways to cut 50 calories every dayTo lose weight, start with dairy swapsTired of the ups and downs of yo-yo dieting? Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods You might be thinking that you're doing your body a favour when you buy these items, but they are really not good for you. Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits?This season's must haves! 6 healthy spring foodsAre health foods really healthy? 4 foods that may not be as healthy as you think Clever marketing makes many foods seem healthier than they really are. Here are a few examples. Medium-fat enters dairy classificationLimit dairyLow-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar. How to choose the best yogurt on the market It is generally agreed that dairy should form part of a healthy diet, and many South Africans eat yogurt every day. However, all yogurts are not created equal. All in for organic?Organic milk and meat have higher nutrient levelsIs organic chicken worth the price? Is organic food really safer and more nutritious? The majority of consumers who purchase organic food perceive it to be healthier, but is it really worth spending up to 40 percent more on what could be essentially the same product? 7 tips for a healthy camping trip Holiday time for many South Africans means it's time to go camping! Here are some health tips for your next camping trip. 6 healthy choices for the weekend Making healthy choices starts with knowing what your options are. Here is a list of six great ideas on what you could do to make this weekend a healthier one. 6 tasty and healthy snacks to enjoy at your braai this weekend Here’s a list of great tasting, healthy snacks you can enjoy around the braai this weekend. Healthy habits may be key to improving ADHD Tim Noakes to defend Banting for babiesMaking food fun for fussy eaters Healthy diet may be key to kids' reading skills Finnish researchers found that learners' reading skills improved more if they avoided sugary foods and red meat and ate more vegetables, fruit, fish, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Top tips for cooking with vegetable oilsInspiration for cooking with less salt 6 reasons why you should opt for home cooking this weekend While many South African prefer to eat out over weekends, there are major benefits to choosing to stay home and cook. Coconut cake for Jessica the hippo's 14th birthdayThe truth about coconut oilCuckoo for coconut oil? Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut oil has become a feature on the shelves of supermarkets and health shops in South Africa, but we need to ask if this food is really as healthy as it is claimed to be. How will the 'Tim Noakes' diet affect your immunity?Tim Noakes takes Banting to the SA townshipsFDA to ban trans fats Is butter really back? Because it no longer regarded as dangerous to our health, more and more people are using butter as a dietary fat source, but will it actually make us healthier? Remember Heinz Winckler? He has advice for you. Singer, songwriter and former SA Idol winner, Heinz Winckler gives us a glimpse into his home and shares with us how his family stays happy and healthy. Are you fooled into buying these 'healthy' foods? Are the items on your shopping list as healthy as you think they are? A nutrition expert takes a look at items you probably shouldn't buy. Obesity in the US not caused by junk food Researchers found that fast food and unhealthy diets may not be the cause of Americans' obesity epidemic. Is fat good or bad? The debate carries on The Finns are returning to full-fat products while the Indians are trying to cut down on fatty foods like ghee. Who is right? 10 superfoods you absolutely must include in your diet Beverley Glock gives us 500 ideas and recipes to transform Superfoods into scrumptious diet foods. Heat up some chicken soupHome-made soup is best for your bonesSoup season is coming! How to make super-nutritious winter soups Soup is a great comfort food, especially in winter, but we need to make sure our soups contain the maximum amount of nutrients without providing too many kilojoules. Eat more soySoya allergy - part 1Soy diet won't help hot flushes in menopause Are you consuming too much soya? Current studies indicate that the typical amount of soy consumed in the western diet is safe, and even beneficial, for most people. Excessive consumption of soy, however, is not recommended. The 4 key types of phytonutrients Phytonutrients in our diet play a role in optimising immune function to reduce the risk of infection. These bioactive compounds can be anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and even anti-ageing. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.