Low-carb diets

5 ways to tackle your carb cravings

With so much focus on diets that promote lower carbohydrate intake, we almost feel sinful when we want carbs. But don’t start fighting those cravings just yet…

Low-carb diets may work by boosting calorie burn

According to a theory called the 'carbohydrate-insulin model', diets heavy in processed carbs send insulin levels soaring, which drives the body to use fewer calories, and instead store more of them as fat.

Low-energy diet good for the brain

A reduced calorie diet could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, found a Mount Sinai School of Medicine study conducted on primates.

Low-carb diet debate continues

A recent study props up the underlying principle of low-carb, high-protein dieting – possibly giving vanishing low-carb fad diets, such as the Atkins diet, one last laugh.

Low-carb diet helps obese diabetics

Sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet with some limits of calories has long-term benefits on body weight and blood sugar levels, says a new study from Sweden, but a leading diabetes charity advises against following such a diet.

Tim Noakes takes Banting to the SA townships

Banting advocates say the diet is not expensive and elitist. You can eat butter-fried chicken livers, pigs trotters, brains and bone marrow - all for only R30 a day, and lose weight while improving your health.

Why the Noakes- HPCSA hearing was postponed

An HPCSA hearing into the professional conduct of Professor Tim Noakes started off with arguments over whether the committee was properly constituted to hear the matter.

Tim Noakes to defend Banting for babies

Professor Tim Noakes tells Health24, why all of us, including children, should follow a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, despite some experts warning against this controversial lifestyle.

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