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 Vegetarian: are you getting all the nutrients you need? When practicing any type of vegetarian diet you need to be aware of making healthy food choices as well as including the appropriate supplements in your daily regime. Here's what you need to include. Diet and nutrition News Craving coffee? It's in your DNA! Have you ever wondered why you crave coffee more than others? New research says it may be down to your DNA. More in Diet and nutrition News South Africans have a sweet tooth so shouldn’t say no to a sugar tax Micronutrient deficiencies rife in developing countries Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago UN urges governments to ban unhealthy food ads for kids Healthy diets Restrictive diets may cause thyroid troubles in children Children may develop iodine deficiency if their diets lack salt, dairy products, bread and other sources of the mineral. See all Healthy diets » Love Winter Why you get first-night jitters in a different bed If you can’t sleep properly on the first night in a new place, rest assured it’s not you, it’s your brain. See all Love Winter » 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 » Take action Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Love Winter Staying fit and healthy can be really cheap Aerobics instructor, Vincent Masobe, shows us how keeping fit doesn't have to cost a cent. See all Love Winter » 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.