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 to eat before and after exercise We all know we should exercise and eat healthy food. Here’s a look at what you should be using to fuel your body for the best results from exercising. Diet and nutrition News The right foods can reduce chronic inflammation Inflammation is the body's response to an infection, injury, or some other stimulus that it perceives as harmful. Certain foods can however help reduce inflammation in the body. More in Diet and nutrition News Worries that ‘sugar tax’ is too low Sugar tax: Thousands could lose their jobs, says Cosatu What's the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio all about? Beans and peas can help you eat fewer calories Beverages Gordhan confirms: 'Sugar tax' coming later this year Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has confirmed that government is going ahead with a tax on sugary beverages, which will be implemented later in 2017. See all Beverages » Diet and nutrition The surprising health benefits of beer Drinking beer can actually have some surprising health benefits. The key here, as always when it comes to alcohol, is moderation. See all Diet and nutrition » 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 » Nutrition Basics What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? Professor Tim Noakes faces these six penalties should the HPCSA's professional conduct committee find him guilty of unprofessional conduct. See all Nutrition Basics » 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 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 » 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 » Healthy You 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 Healthy You » advertisement From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?