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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

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

Can you manage your health, wellness & wellbeing if you do not manage your life?  What happens to your Health when “LIFE” happens? These are the challenging questions that behavioural expert and wellness specialist Karina Reid put to our readers at the Women’s Day event hosted in conjunction with Hyde

Those love handles and jelly belly are aptly referred to as middle-age spread – not only because they affect us as we head towards our middle age, but also because they target the middle of our body. This weight gain affects both men and women, generally in their 40s, and

Food for thought, health and happiness DID YOU KNOW? ACCORDING TO THE EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL, RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT EATING THREE SMALL, BALANCED MEALS, ALONG WITH TWO OR THREE SMALL SNACKS IN BETWEEN, OFFERS MORE PERKS THAN EATING THREE LARGER MEALS A DAY. THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THIS

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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