11 essential superfoods for runners

2017-10-21 10:00

Slim down, speed up and give your health a boost with these nutrient-packed foods and drinks.

Turns out taking a 2-week diet break might actually help you lose more weight

2017-10-05 10:00

If you've been dieting for a while and not seeing results, you can take a break.

3 easy ways to reduce your sugar cravings

2017-07-13 07:22

By making small adjustments to your habits, you can reset your taste buds to crave less sugar over time.

To lose weight, start with dairy swaps

2017-05-31 10:08

A good action plan is to decrease the fat in your diet by using low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

Gluten-free without a medical reason won't benefit your heart

2017-05-03 13:00

A study found that people without coeliac disease should not think that going gluten-free will help their health – at least not their heart health.

BREAKING NEWS: Tim Noakes is not guilty

2017-04-21 12:30

After many months of deliberation the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty.

Diabetes: You can have a cheat meal and stay healthy

2017-03-24 09:29

You're at a party and cake is served. As a diabetic, what do you do? The good news is you can have your cake and eat it, the trick is to follow a balanced diet. Dietitian Leanne Katzenellenbogen tells us how.

Experts do agree on what constitutes a healthy diet

2017-01-16 15:06

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.

What should I eat before and after a workout?

2017-01-04 11:32

Fuelling up on the right foods before and after your workout is an important foundation for any good training programme.

Red meat and eggs risky for people with narrowed arteries

2016-10-20 13:40

A digestive byproduct, produced by gut bacteria, that breaks down eggs and meat products is associated with earlier death among people with peripheral artery disease.


6 foods that can give you runner's trots

2017-10-07 10:30

Do your bowels (and dignity) a favour and avoid these digestive enemies before a race.

6 reasons to become a flexitarian

2017-08-28 10:46

If you have ever had the desire to include more meat-free meals in your diet, this might just be the lifestyle you are looking for.

Ditch the juice and eat the whole fruit to prevent disease

2017-06-02 09:32

Recent research suggests that eating certain whole fruits may significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

DASH diet may lower your odds for gout

2017-05-12 15:22

A study found that ditching fats and salt in favour of fruits, veggies and grains can keep this painful condition at bay.

Common nutrient increases blood clotting risk

2017-04-26 14:35

Gut bacteria react to choline, a nutrient found in eggs and meat, to produce a chemical that increases the risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke.

No doctor-patient relationship, Noakes lawyer argues

2017-04-06 12:27

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.

Tired of the ups and downs of yo-yo dieting?

2017-02-23 11:13

'Coaching' sessions can help you keep the weight from creeping back after a diet, a new study found.


Busting myths about diabetes

2017-01-16 11:10
Do you still believe that eating too much sugar will cause diabetes? Don’t – here are six myths you must stop believing today…

Do you still believe that eating too much sugar will cause diabetes? Don’t – here are six myths you must stop believing today…

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'Balloon capsules' help obese patients lose weight

2016-11-08 11:12

Up to three balloons, inflated with gas via a catheter, were placed in patients' stomachs over three months, and removed after six months. The balloons made patients feel full.

Lose weight this summer

2016-10-10 14:32

Implement these five changes and you won’t gain weight this summer – in fact, you may even lose as much as 20kg, depending on how bad your current habits are.

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