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 Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods You might be thinking that you're doing your body a favour when you buy these items, but they are really not good for you. Diet and nutrition News Alarming increase in childhood obesity over 4 decades Not only adults suffer the consequences of obesity. Worldwide a large percentage of children are overweight, which sets them up for serious health problems later in life. More in Diet and nutrition News The 5 biggest misconceptions about eating fat Eat this high-calorie food at least once a week to stay lean 12 salt swaps so delicious you won’t notice the difference Port Elizabeth most unhealthy city based on weight – Discovery Vitality News Coke tackles sugar concerns with pricing, recipe moves Coca Cola SA has adopted a holistic strategy to reduce the overall sugar content across its portfolio of beverages. See all News » Nutrition Basics Noakes slams HPCSA ‘witch hunt’ as body appeals not guilty ruling The Health Professions Council of South Africa is appealing a ruling, in a multi-million rand hearing, which found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty of misconduct. See all Nutrition Basics » Healthy diets Noakes being charged for having different view – lawyer Professor Tim Noakes cannot be prosecuted for having an unconventional view, his lawyer Michael Van der Nest says as the Banting guru's misconduct hearing starts wrapping up. See all Healthy diets » 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 » 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 Nutrition Basics Stop the madness and back Noakes, begs online petition More than 5 000 people have signed a petition showing their support for Professor Tim Noakes following the news that his battle with the HPCSA is far from over. See all Nutrition Basics » Nutrition Basics Noakes brings out tell-all book on Banting hearing Professor Tim Noakes has told Health24 that he will unveil a book detailing his misconduct inquiry based on a tweet that threatened to silence him. See all Nutrition Basics » Beverages Gordhan confirms: 'Sugar tax' coming later this year Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has confirmed that government is going ahead with a tax on sugary beverages, which will be implemented later in 2017. See all Beverages » Diet and nutrition The surprising health benefits of beer Drinking beer can actually have some surprising health benefits. The key here, as always when it comes to alcohol, is moderation. See all Diet and nutrition » advertisement From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.