Home > Diet and nutrition > Beverages Beverages 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 tax: Job losses far lower than projected by industry There are concerns that the beverage industry could be using the sugar tax as a 'smokescreen' to justify already-planned job cuts. 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 Paediatricians say: no fruit juice before age 1 According to experts there's no evidence that fruit juice has any health benefits for infants. Sugar tax too low to work A 10% tax on sugary drinks is certainly a step in the right direction, but experts say it may not be enough to have a positive impact on South Africans' health. Daily glass of beer or wine might be good for the heart However, drinking more than a 'moderate' amount increased the risk of many heart health problems, including sudden heart death, heart failure, cardiac arrest and stroke. Limpopo School bans the sale of sugary drinks Children from a school in Limpopo have been denied access to sugary drinks on the premises since the beginning of the year. This is how the school did it. 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. Do we really need 8 glasses of water a day? Taking into account that fluid requirements vary from person to person, how can we ascertain how much fluid an individual needs on a daily basis? 520kg Free State man opens up about his life A man from QwaQwa in the Free State who became morbidly obese as a result of bad eating habits tells us how he got there and how his weight has impacted his life. Budget: Sugar tax watered down to only 11% According to the new proposal a can of Coke will cost an extra 48c rather than 80c. But before you rejoice, some beverages that were excluded are now on the list... Milk and sugar add many calories to your coffee and tea Most of the calories in coffee and tea come from what's added, researchers say. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.