Home > Diet and nutrition > Low-carb diets Low-carb 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 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. 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 Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan' New findings are challenging the trend toward 'Paleo' diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. The 'right' amount of carbs may help you live longer Finally some answers to the age old question of 'how much carbohydrates should you really be eating'. Shocking finding: toxic metals in gluten-free food People who are on the gluten-free bandwagon might face another danger, as a new study finds they could be getting more arsenic and mercury into their systems. 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. 8 non-food reasons why your Banting weight loss has stalled You're religiously sticking to your low-carb programme, but the scales aren’t moving. An extract from The Banting Solution looks at reasons why this could happen. 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. Monkey study shows calorie restriction may extend life Research concluded that a calorie-restricted diet does help monkeys live longer, but that there are other factors that may influence the outcome. 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. Things to know about Paleo These interesting facts about the Paleo Diet will shed some light – and perhaps a few kilos. Low carb diet no flash in the pan - Noakes The banting diet is anything but a fad, Professor Tim Noakes has said during testimony before the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Noakes' new book 'Raising Superheroes' out soon 'Raising Superheroes', the sequel to 'The Real Meal Revolution' will hit the shelves well ahead of the week-long hearing into the conduct of Professor Tim Noakes. Tim Noakes hearing: we need clarity, says Claire Julsing-Strydom The inquiry into Professor Tim Noakes' conduct will help to advance health care in South Africa, says Association for Dietetics in South Africa president Claire Julsing-Strydom. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.