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 Low-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee quietly drops restrictions on dietary fat intake and says people must rather choose foods based on their quality. Think whole dairy and nuts rather than low-fat potato chips and those with added sugars. Diet and nutrition News Low-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee quietly drops restrictions on dietary fat intake and says people must rather choose foods based on their quality. Think whole dairy and nuts rather than low-fat potato chips and those with added sugars. More in Diet and nutrition News How diet and physical activity affect brain function – Part II Modern bread is full of harmful additives Any added sugar is bad sugar During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat 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 » 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 » 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 » News Why we get fat, according to Gary Taubes The 2015 LCHF Health Convention will feature a talk by renowned, and controversial, author Gary Taubes who will offer an alternative hypothesis for obesity. Like Tim Noakes, he blames carbs, not fat for packing on the pounds. See all News » 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 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 » 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 » Nutrition basics Chicken farmers to pay price for antibiotic-free McNuggets McDonald's decision to phase out human antibiotics from its US chicken supply will add to costs that are likely to be borne largely by poultry companies. See all Nutrition basics » 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 » advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs » Win with NuSeed Win with MySmartkid Win a Canderel hamper Win a LED 3D smart TV Stand a chance of winning a Samsung UA55H8000 Smart 55 inch Curved LED TV valued at R20 000 from Save Hyper! Medical marijuana » 'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer' Could your doctor could be high? Dagga in medicine? Medicinal dagga: the dangers can't be ignored There is not sufficient evidence to support the potential medicinal benefit from cannabis use cautions an academic from Stellenbosch University.