Want your kids to eat more veggies? Offer them a variety

2019-09-13 08:45

A study shows that offering children a variety of vegetables could help them form preferences and an increase acceptance of this food group.

How our ancestors' diet led us to pronounce our f's and v's

2019-07-02 11:11

Findings of a new study suggest that sounds such as 'f' and 'v' are a relatively recent development linked to humans' eating habits.

Are TV cereal ads making your kids fat?

2019-01-15 10:28

A study among preschool-age children found that kids who were exposed to TV ads for high-sugar cereals were more likely to eat the cereals they had seen advertised.

Meet the woman who hasn’t eaten for over four years

2018-10-11 16:01

A 21-year-old woman from Netherlands hasn’t eaten in more than four years because of a rare disease.

Why eating alone is bad for your health

2017-11-01 15:41

Going to a restaurant alone is an occurrence that often divides us; some people wouldn’t dare eat out by themselves, while others are quite happy in their own company.

Don't stress about your fussy eater

2016-07-19 14:33

Some tips on how to get your kids to develop better eating habits.

“Resistance flies out of the window when I see sugar”

2015-09-02 11:33

Two of our readers share their thoughts on curbing their sugar habits.

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away

2015-04-02 15:03

Forget the old proverb! An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away, new research has discovered.

 

How does social media shape your food choices?

2020-02-11 17:48

According to a British study, we may be influenced by our social peers more than we realise when choosing certain foods.

Urine and blood tests can reveal what you've been eating, new study finds

2019-11-13 16:45

Tests can now measure dietary intake accurately, which has long been a challenge for dietitians, physicians and researchers who used to rely on people to record their food intake themselves.

3 ways to improve your eating habits

2019-08-17 13:00

A good way to approach new lifestyle habits is to map out the improvements you'd like to make and tackle them one at a time.

Babies need to be exposed to a variety of foods

2019-01-16 19:45

Introducing babies to a variety of fruits and vegetables and other types of foods early on is key to a better diet quality later on.

Parents fret over fussy eaters – but what works?

2018-10-28 07:00

Pressuring or rewarding kids at mealtimes may backfire.

How healthy is your diet?

2018-07-11 13:42

With a convenient supply of fast foods in South Africa, it is now easier than ever for people to adopt bad eating habits.

How to help a loved one with binge eating disorder

2017-09-28 12:30

Binge eating disorder can be hard to diagnose. Learn to spot the signs so that you can help a loved one.

Best and worst foods to eat during pregnancy

2016-06-07 14:29

The best foods for growing a healthy baby and the ones you need to avoid.

High-fat diet may raise prostate cancer fatality risk

2015-06-02 13:49

In a study, patients who ate typical 'Western' food had more than twice the odds of dying from prostate cancer.

Healthy lifestyle key to easing atrial fibrillation

2014-12-15 13:44

Healthy lifestyle changes may help ease the form of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

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