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 Saturated or not? The debate about fat carries on Lately there have been many claims that saturated fats should regain their prominence on our plates. There is, however, still a lot of controversy about the role of saturated fat in our diet. Diet and nutrition News Bariatric surgery may have more heart benefits for women A study has shown that there is a gender disparity in cardiac outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric surgery, and that women may benefit more than men. More in Diet and nutrition News Mediterranean diet may help prevent macular degeneration Our genes may soon advise our food and lifestyle choices Local taxi drivers have 'no time’ for healthy food Pepsi pledges to produce healthier products Nutrition Basics What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? Professor Tim Noakes faces these six penalties should the HPCSA's professional conduct committee find him guilty of unprofessional conduct. See all Nutrition Basics » 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 Spring 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 Spring » 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 » 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 Mediterranean diet may help prevent macular degeneration A recent study indicates that following a Mediterranean diet and consuming caffeine is associated with a 35 percent lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). See all Nutrition Basics » Love Spring 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 Spring » 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.