Low carb diets are popular and pasta is often in the firing line for those who think it might contribute to weight gain. But your favourite dinner is being unfairly maligned!
Studies show that most people who are overweight or obese are also chronically dehydrated.
It sounds too good to be true. But the science on how different types of foods affect your glucose levels has been known for a long time.
Proponents of intermittent fasting say the clock can help you win the battle of the bulge. But the science behind it is a little more complicated.
New developments in microalgae cultivation are helping to propel the potential of renewable biofuels to combat climate change.
Sugar gets a bad rap, but exactly which sugar is meant? Nutrient-dense sweet ripe fruits are a far cry from refined table sugar – and their differences can have big health implications.
In almost every way, one cheeseburger does not equal six apples. With the goal of optimal health in mind, a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie.
We asked an accredited sports dietitian to describe what you need in your diet if you’re running long distances.
Latest meta-analysis shows weight loss is the most important factor in achieving remission.
Though exercising at around 50-72% of our VO₂ uses more fat as energy, the amount of actual fat burned is minimal.
The charred remains of root vegetables found at Border Cave help us understand how early humans survived and thrived.
Everyone knows it’s hard to stop eating potato chips or chocolate chip cookies. New research shows why: Certain combinations of fat, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates make them irresistible.
New research shows that eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast both reduces sugar spikes in the morning and reduces cravings for sweet foods in the evening, in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Two large nutritional studies seem to have reported contradictory findings on carbs. But only if you believe the headlines.
If you want to remain lean, this study of mouse diets suggests your fat intake should make up just a fifth of your overall calorie intake.
Official advice to prediabetics on the best diet to avoid type 2 diabetes suggests that there is only one option. The latest research suggests otherwise.
A recent study was reported to have found that eating pasta wouldn’t make you put on weight, This is actually true, so long as you’re following a low GI diet.
Diets aren’t just about losing weight. There are other things to consider.
Arguing about whether carbohydrates or fats are better misses the main point. To improve global health we need reduce intakes of ultra-processed foods and eat more minimally processed foods.
Potatoes are more nutrient-dense than many other staple foods in South Africa including maize meal, rice, bread and pasta.