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Eating probiotics regularly could help lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers have claimed. The live micro-organisms naturally occur in the gut but are also commonly found in yoghurt and dietary supplements, the researchers told the Daily Mail. Researchers at the Griffith Health Institute and

Snacking on peanuts instead of sugary or fatty treats can cut the chances of life-threatening heart problems by around 30%. New research shows a daily serving of nuts can cut the risk of heart disease by nearly a third. It can also reduce the number of deaths from all health-related

What happened to skinned knees and sun-kissed cheeks? These days children can be found tucked away in the confines of their homes playing Playstation, eating junk food and watching more than three hours of TV on a daily basis. The 2014 Health Active Kids Report, sponsored by Discovery Vitality and

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It has been the topic of much dinner conversation and debate recently– Professor Tim Noakes’ challenge of the low-fat, high carbohydrates diet that has been promoted by the United States Department of Agriculture since 1977. Noake’s high-protein, low-carb, high-fat way of life has speedily gained popularity in South Africa and he

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                Many of us love the taste of watermelon, but there is more to this fruit – it boasts some powerful health benefits. According to the USDA, at 46 calories per cup, watermelon offers 20% of your daily intake of vitamin C and

Makeover TV shows makes people paranoid about their weight, suggests a university lecturer, Dr Jayne Raisborough, principal lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton. She is asking people to switch off reality TV shows which over-emphasise the issue of weight and promote the idea that

  South Africa is still considered to be one of the heaviest nations in the world. Our rates of obesity are shockingly high. And while many South Africans are seeing the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, fat may be lurking where you least expect it… your drink choices. One

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  High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as high tension in the arteries (the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body). With high blood pressure, you want to have a diet low in sodium and fat. Healthcentral.com recommends these top foods you should avoid.

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  Called functional food, Food scientists have added super ingredients, like fibre or omegas, to foods that don’t normally have much of it. Susan Moore, of the Academy of nutrition and diabetics shares how these added nutrients can help your heart: Fibre What is it?  Food scientists have created powdered

  Good news for all foodies who enjoy a weekend burger and not feel guilty about not following your diet. The modern burger is healthier than ever, featuring all-natural ingredients, with fresh creamy avocados topping the list of burger must-haves. Research shows that avocados may have a role in promoting