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 Fruit and veg – how much is enough? The more fruits and veggies you eat, the lower your chances of developing heart problems or dying early. Diet and nutrition News How lemon juice and hot water may help you lose weight Many people believe in the health benefits of a glass of hot water and lemon juice first thing in the morning. More in Diet and nutrition News 10 kitchen tips to keep you slim Cooking rice differently can cut the calories by half Don't fall for the sugar witch hunt Pizza adds too much fat and sodium to kids' diet How to lose weight sensibly Weight-loss surgeries increase demand for cosmetic ops According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there is a correlation between major weight-loss procedures and cosmetic operations. See all How to lose weight sensibly » Nutrition basics Natural trans fats are good for your heart Natural trans fats, as found naturally in dairy and, meat products may help your heart while low levels of artificial trans fats might not be as bad, See all Nutrition basics » Beverages Sweet drinks and poor diet combo linked to diabetes The combination of unhealthy food and sweetened beverages may raise type 2 diabetes risk, according to new findings. See all Beverages » Foods, diet and your heart Why doctors should be recommending a Mediterranean diet for heart health Health24's resident dietician Diet Doc believes health care professionals should play a larger role in educating patients on the benefits of heart-friendly diets such as the Mediterranean diet to reduce the risk of heart attack. See all Foods, diet and your heart » Take action Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Don't get into these bad winter habits Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran rap against obesity Nutrition basics The Americans only count tomatoes, potatoes and lettuce as veg No wonder they're unhealthy: most Americans only eat potatoes (generally fried), tomatoes (often in the form of sauce) and maybe a leaf or two of lettuce. See all Nutrition basics » How to lose weight sensibly Obesity epidemic still a serious problem in US To date, the investments made in curbing obesity in the US have been limited and haven't been sufficient to turn the tide. See all How to lose weight sensibly » News A high sodium diet worsens kidney and heart disease A diet high in sodium and potassium can accelerate the progression of chronic kidney and heart disease. See all News » Eat Well NYC first US city to implement sodium labelling As of December 1st all fast-food restaurants in New York are required to have an information label indicating salt content of their products. See all Eat Well » advertisement From our sponsors Advertorial Understanding thrombosis The power of smell and touch Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Live healthier Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each! Love your heart » SA dying of heart disease Natural trans fats good for heart Heart probs and sex life How old is your heart? Take this test What's your heart age? Use the calculator to see the real age of your heart. Post your results in the comments!