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 What it means to die of thirst Thousands of people have died in desert areas due to not being able to get hold of water. Here's what happens in the body when you die of thirst. Diet and nutrition News Does Facebook encourage dangerous diets? A study finds that women who have an emotional connection to Facebook are more likely to compare their bodies to others' and they're more at risk to engage in risky dieting. More in Diet and nutrition News Fat sense: Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat Restaurant food not much healthier than fast food Healthier meals cost families more Low-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar. Diet and nutrition Burn calories while you commute Sitting in a car, train or bus, and then at a desk for hours on end, can be bad for your health. Add some small movements to your day and reap the rewards. See all Diet and nutrition » Eat Well Eating more fibre helps people lose weight People who only added more fibre to their otherwise normal diet were able to lose weight, lower their blood pressure and reduce blood sugar levels. See all Eat Well » The immune system Mercury in seafood linked to autoimmune diseases High amounts of mercury in seafood have been linked to autoimmune diseases, which affect around 50 million Americans, most of whom are women. See all The immune system » 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 Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 10 foods with hidden fat Eat Well Best places to eat out when watching your health Avoiding a restaurant when you're on a diet is almost impossible so we've gone in search of spots, across South Africa, where the health-conscious can dine guilt-free. See all Eat Well » Eat Well How dangerous are the nitrites in bacon? Having enough to eat doesn't necessarily mean we're healthy – and the additives and preservatives we ingest on a daily basis aren't helping . . . See all Eat Well » Nutrition basics Why South Africans are addicted to fried chicken DietDoc investigates how fried chicken is contributing to making South Africans 'the fattest population in sub-Saharan Africa'. See all Nutrition basics » Nutrition Nestlé slashes sugar in Nesquik Nestlé SA is cutting the added sugar in its Nesquik flavoured milk products and it will also no longer contain artificial colours or flavours. See all Nutrition » advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer. Watch out! » How to make a prosthetic eye Woman loses eyesight after mud run Eye care during pregnancy 9 health warnings you can pick up from your eyes The eyes are not only for seeing - they can reveal secrets to underlying health issues. Take a careful look and see if you have any of these symptoms, and if you do, head off to the doctor straight away.