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 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. 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 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. 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. 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? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. 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. Eliminating sweetened drinks is the best way to cut kids' sugar intake Children who start consuming a lot of added sugar at an early age are more likely to develop all the things that contribute to heart disease, according to a nutrition expert. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.