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? SEE: Eating 3 healthy meals on a budgetHow to eat healthy on a budget Here's what you can eat on a budget instead of processed meat Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? Healthy eating is perceived as expensive. But we shouldn’t dismiss canned or frozen vegetables. During National Nutrition Week we take a look at the facts. 5 easy, healthier recipes for your Braai Day feast You might have the meat ready, but have you thought about side dishes? Our dietitians share some healthy recipes you can use this Braai Day. Breakfast vs. dinner: Which meal is mightier? We serve up the nutritional stats on which plate to make your focus meal of the day. How many kilojoules are actually in a potato, anyways? The answer might surprise you... The best time of day to eat breakfast, according to a nutritionist “When you eat is just as important as what you are eating." 9 high-protein vegetables that will fill you up fast You’ll be a lean, green, fighting machine. Is dried fruit actually good for you? Yes and no. Here's what you need to know about dried fruit. These brownies are so tasty you’d never guess they’re actually healthy These quick brownies are tasty, fudgy and have a rich chocolate flavour. But that's not even the best part. They're made of butternut. Exactly what you should eat before a half-marathon Because fuelling is – maybe – as difficult to nail as actually running 21km. 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. Is the raw food diet ever a good idea? Read this before you throw out your microwave. 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. '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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.