Considered one of the healthiest ways to eat, the Mediterranean diet has evolved over hundreds of years, but ignoring other diets is a form of cultural superiority.
Olive oil, grapes and fish. There's a lot to love about the Mediterranean diet but focusing on it might be a way to exclude other healthy and global diets.
Sustainable eating and living can bring family joy and pleasure.
Putting healthy foods at the centre of your family's diet every day and on special occasions means taking the edge off excessive intake of sugary and fatty foods once in a while.
Have you been told by your doctor to consider dropping a few kilos? The good news is that often even a small amount of weight loss can improve your health outlook.
What science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to.
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A professor in nutrition and dietetics explains.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food.
Fast-food outlets outnumber healthy food stores in South Africa's Gauteng province.
Bringing your lunch and snacks to work could save you $600 to $1,800 a year.
Are you a meticulous lunch planner, or do you decide what's for lunch after those first pangs of hunger strike after midday? If you're in the second camp, it might be time to change.
UK mired by food 'deserts' and a crisis of loneliness – they should be tackled together.
The diabetes epidemic can be fought through new therapies, prevention programmes and effective junk food legislation.
The right diet, combined with moderate low-impact exercise, can benefit people with osteoarthritis.
Healthy choices are more complicated than a devil-angel contest suggests.
Are healthy behaviors virtuous (and unhealthy ones sinful), or are they just like any other choice? Here's how we could likely improve our health if we viewed choice differently.
We can encourage people to make healthy adjustments to their diets with simple behaviour techniques.
A lot of money is spent by food producers and retailers to try and influence the type of food we buy and eat. But what can be done to encourage healthier choices?
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Junk food versus healthy food – why are we always blaming consumers for 'bad' food choices?
Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Tuna being lifted from a fishing boat.
Recently revised guidelines on mercury in seafood suggest cutting bait on some fish but making sure you eat other types. Then there are omega-3s to consider. Here are some tips to help you choose.
Rats were less able to find food after only three days on a diet high in sugar and saturated fat. So could a bad diet also be affect the human brain?