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 Sugar vs. honey vs. sweeteners Honey, sugar or artificial sweeteners: which is best? An expert makes sense of all the research. Diet and nutrition News Why South Africans need to can soft drinks If South Africans don’t drastically reduce the number of cool drinks, juices and sugar-sweetened beverages they drink every day, there will be more than nine million obese adults in the country by 2017. More in Diet and nutrition News We try low-cal, low-carb Konjac noodles Professor Stephen Cunnane may testify in Tim Noakes HPCSA hearing The best diet programmes for losing weight Cooking rice differently can cut the calories by half Nutrition basics Let's get some perspective on meat and cancer The news that we're at an increased cancer risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meats has caused quite a stir. But, as two South African dietitians point out, there's no proof that removing meat from your diet will protect you against cancer. See all Nutrition basics » Healthy diets Breastfeeding mom on Banting (LCHF) diet almost dies Swedish doctors saved the life of a 32-year-old nursing mother who suffered from ketoacidosis after being on a low carb, high fat (Banting) diet. See all Healthy diets » Food Security Food insecurity is a reality for millions of South Africans living in informal settlements Up to 70% of households in South Africa’s informal settlements suffer from food insecurity which put people at risk of detrimental health outcomes such as obesity, chronic diseases and mental health disorders. See all Food Security » Nutrition basics How can SA end malnutrition and curb obesity? Although there are many South Africans who don't have enough to eat, obesity is actually on the rise. As we mark National Nutrition Week, an expert highlights an intervention plan for the country. See all Nutrition basics » Take action Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 8 microwave myths How to lose weight sensibly Low-carb diets are better for keeping the weight off than low-fat diets A new meta-analysis of 53 randomised trials definitively shows' that low carbohydrate diets are better for long-term weight loss than low-fat diets. See all How to lose weight sensibly » Healthy diets World food day – SA needs real food, not fads DietDoc highlights the biggest nutritional issues in South Africa: low birth weight, malnutrition, obesity and the diseases that follow. See all Healthy diets » Healthy diets National Nutrition Week focuses on 'Healthy Eating in the Workplace' This year the DOH (Department of Health) and ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) have cooperated to bring the 'Healthy Eating in the Workplace' message to the people of South Africa. See all Healthy diets » Nutrition basics What your dietician wants you to know about healthy eating in the workplace What we eat at work has a tremendous impact on our overall diet and health because we eat most of our meals at the workplace. See all Nutrition basics » advertisement From our sponsors Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Is your lifestyle harming your liver? Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!