Low-Carb Diets

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A major trend in diet and fitness is that of low-carb eating. The basis lies in avoiding nutrient-deficient carbohydrates and replacing them with nutritious alternatives. Whether you're interested in the Paleo diet, the Banting diet or any other low-carb eating solution, follow this board for the latest news and articles.

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Low-carb diets may come out tops for weightloss

Low-carb diets may come out tops for weightloss | Health24

A low-carb diet is better for losing weight than low-fat options and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease, a new study says.

Should you be carbo-loading for a marathon?

Should you be carbo-loading for a marathon? | Health24

There are countless tips on what you should eat in preparation for the Comrades, Two Oceans marathons and other ultra- and long-distance marathons around the world. With the new focus on low-carb diets, should you still be carbo-loading?

Tim Noakes' Eating Plan vs. balanced weight loss diets

Tim Noakes' Eating Plan vs. balanced weight loss diets | Health24

In the Stellenbosch Study, researchers did a systematic review of the best available research on the effects of low-carb diets on weight loss and heart health.

What should we believe when it comes to low carb diets?

What should we believe when it comes to low carb diets? | Health24

Never has the word health and diet had so many connotations and permutations. So, should you go low-carb or not? The debate continues.

Low-carb diets are better for keeping the weight off than low-fat diets

Low-carb diets are better for keeping the weight off than low-fat diets | Health24

A new meta-analysis of 53 randomised trials definitively shows' that low carbohydrate diets are better for long-term weight loss than low-fat diets.

The trace mineral chromium is a co-factor that 'helps' insulin lower blood sugar, and may help prevent insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Carbohydrate intolerance – could chromium be the missing link? | Health24

The trace mineral chromium is a co-factor that 'helps' insulin lower blood sugar, and may help prevent insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

One of the speakers at the Old Mutual Health Convention is author Zoë Harcombe, Cambridge graduate and author of six books and a diet and nutrition blog | www.health24.com

Zoe Harcome's 3-phase diet

One of the speakers at the Old Mutual Health Convention is author Zoë Harcombe, Cambridge graduate and author of six books and a diet and nutrition blog.

The 2015 LCHF Health Convention will feature a talk by Dr Gary Fettke, who believes that the foods we eat are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases. He says we should call it Carbohydrate Diabetes, not Sugar Diabetes | www.health24.com

Carbs don't only make you fat, they make you sick | Health24

The 2015 LCHF Health Convention will feature a talk by Dr Gary Fettke, who believes that the foods we eat are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases. He says we should call it Carbohydrate Diabetes, not Sugar Diabetes.

The 2015 LCHF Health Convention will feature a talk by renowned, and controversial, author Gary Taubes who will offer an alternative hypothesis for obesity. Like Tim Noakes, he blames carbs, not fat for packing on the pounds.

Why we get fat, according to Gary Taubes | Health24

The 2015 LCHF Health Convention will feature a talk by renowned, and controversial, author Gary Taubes who will offer an alternative hypothesis for obesity. Like Tim Noakes, he blames carbs, not fat for packing on the pounds.

Prof Tim Noakes might be a scientist, but the Banting Diet is based on bad scientific reasoning.

Too much, too soon, Tim Noakes! | Health24

Prof Tim Noakes might be a scientist, but the Banting Diet is based on bad scientific reasoning.

Paleo Diet:  Is it worth making the switch? Health24's DietDoc takes a closer look | www.health24.com

Paleo diet - is it worth the switch?

The paleo diet, also known as the Tim Noakes diet in South Africa, is fast becoming one of the most popular diets of the new millennium. Is it worth making the switch? DietDoc takes a closer look.

Could the LCHF/Banting diet help ease the symptoms of ADHD? | www.health24.com

Could the Banting diet help with ADHD?

Mounting evidence suggests that a diet deficient in omega3-fatty acids may be linked to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Could the LCHF/Banting diet help ease symptoms?

Do men have an unfair advantage when it comes to the Banting diet? Health24's DietDoc thinks so | www.health24.com

‘Banting/Noakes diet' discriminates against women | Health24

DietDoc points out that the 'Noakes/Banting diet' is nothing new and explains why men have an unfair advantage when it comes to dieting.

Real-Life Story: "Banting helped me lose 75kg" | www.health24.com

Banting helped me lose 75kg

In less than two years, Laetitia Hayes went from a size XXXL to taking part in her first Impi Challenge – 75kg lighter.

Can the Banting diet cause diabetes? | www.health24.com

Can the 'Banting' diet cause diabetes? | Health24

It is generally agreed that type 2 diabetics should eat better and exercise more. What is controversial, however, is which diet is best – low carb or vegetarian.

The Banting diet has become synonymous with the Tim Noakes Diet which refers to going on a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Here are some rules to guide you | www.health24.com

10 golden rules of Banting

Banting has become synonymous with the Tim Noakes Diet which refers to going on a low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Here are some rules to guide you.