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 diets may not be heart-healthier In a study that compared adult vegetarians to thousands of meat eaters, vegetarians were thinner, but their overall heart risk wasn't different. Diet and nutrition News 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). More in Diet and nutrition News 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 Six tips to curb mindless eating 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 » 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 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 » 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.