Healthy Eating

heart | Longevity LIVE

Looking after your heart is key to your health. Tomorrow,  26 September, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital will be embracing Heart Awareness Month, by offering free  heart talks and health screenings between 10am and 2pm. Dr Suzette Fourie, a cardiologist at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, will be sharing advice and

food allergies | Longevity LIVE

A new study by Oxford suggests that roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergic reaction than raw peanuts. Scientists say chemical changes caused by the dry roasting processes may prime the body’s immune system thus sparking future allergic reactions. However, more research is needed before you consider swapping

Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may provoke a stage for diabetes in some people by preventing the way in which their bodies handle sugar; this is according to a study released by Journal Nature (http://www.nature.com/news/sugar-substitutes-linked-to-obesity-1.15938). The study conducted by researchers in Israel suggests that the sweeteners change the composition of normal, beneficial bacteria

There is a lot of hype around the Banting way of life, which has been adapted to the Tim Noakes diet or Low Carb, High Protein, High fat, no sugar way of life. While there has also been much speculation surrounding the sustainability of this type of diet, it has proven to

There is a lot of controversy surrounding whether or not to include fats in your diet but studies have shown that some fats are essential to your health. Here are some interesting and myth busting facts about omega fatty acids that you didn’t know. The low down on the omegas Monounsaturated

By: Kim Bell There is no denying that Jennifer Aniston has the body we all want – toned, defined and utterly feminine. Books have even been written about it. No, really, they have. Author and journalist Rachel Bertsche recently released her book, Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, where she chronicles her

Healthy eating is not always easy because it takes a little more preparation time and planning than normal, but the rewards are worth the extra effort. The latest trend in health eating is mason jar meals –   meals prepared ahead of time and stored in a mason jar for

A recent research paper, which was put together by students at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, has placed extra pressure regarding a suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The paper, titled: The potential impact of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on obesity in South African adults: A mathematical model,

Not only have mushrooms been proven to improve the functioning of your immune system (which is ideal for the chillier months) and speed up your metabolism, they are also full of vitamin D, antioxidants and selenium, which has been known to lower the risk of bladder cancer. This winter we

immune system | Longevity LIVE

Having a weak immune system isn’t ideal, especially if you’re a corporate man or woman. Getting sick frequently doesn’t only deteriorate your longevity, but it is costly as well. So avoiding this could be the best decision to take for your health. What is immune system function? The immune system