Home > Diet and nutrition Diet and nutrition All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Munching sounds may help you eat less Experiments found that when people cannot hear the sounds they make when they eat, they tend to eat more. Diet and nutrition News 'Genes' may be just an excuse for overeating In a new study, people who thought their DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less. More in Diet and nutrition News Sugar tax could save South Africa billions in diabetes costs Bring on sugar tax say SA's top health experts Vegetarian: are you getting all the nutrients you need? How to read food labels How to lose weight sensibly SA doctor on why Banting 'sucks' In his soon to be published book 'Banting Sucks', Dr Howard Rybko challenges some assertions made by proponents of Banting and why Banters are struggling to keep their weight down. See all How to lose weight sensibly » How to lose weight sensibly 5 crazy diets you should avoid Experts have drawn up a list of the five most bizarre and dangerous celeb weight-loss diets that are currently the rage. Here's why you should avoid them. See all How to lose weight sensibly » How to lose weight sensibly Why you may be struggling to lose weight While some people see great weight loss results when changing their diet and exercise plans, many struggle to attain – and then maintain – their ideal body weight, no matter what they try. Studies find that genes may be to blame. See all How to lose weight sensibly » Nutrition basics Why Vitamin D is so important to your health Here are the health benefits of fat-soluble vitamin D, how and why it's good for you and in which food products it can be found. See all Nutrition basics » Take action Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Don't get into these bad winter habits 10 foods to boost your immune system Beverages Bring on sugar tax say SA's top health experts The government must not succumb to the pressure of the beverage industry when discussing the sugar sweetened beverage tax, says the Public Health Community of South Africa coalition. See all Beverages » Beverages Drinking five espressos a day is okay According to the European Food Safety Authority, the amount of caffeine in five espressos per day poses no health risk for the average person. See all Beverages » Beverages Sugary drinks may increase belly fat Participants in a study group who drank at least one sugar-sweetened beverage every day showed the greatest increase in visceral fat over the next six years. See all Beverages » How to lose weight sensibly Losing five percent of bodyweight offers big benefits A study found that people who lost just a small percentage of their body weight saw significant changes that lowered their risk for diabetes and heart disease. See all How to lose weight sensibly » advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.