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 Stay cool with rooibos this summer There's more to rooibos than a hot cup of tea - it's also delicious in iced teas and cocktails. It's the perfect thirst quencher, whilst keeping your health and weight in check. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » 10 easy ways to cut 400kJ Top 10 foods with vitamin C Too much water could be dangerous Sports scientist Tim Noakes’s research has turned all previous beliefs about water intake for runners on its head. How much water should one really drink when exercising? Are you high on caffeine? Draft amendments were recently published in the South African Government Gazette that propose stricter labelling requirements for "Highly Caffeinated Energy Drinks". Rooibos shows anti-diabetic potential New evidence has emerged of rooibos' potential to lower raised blood glucose levels. Is green rooibos better than red? Green rooibos tea has higher levels of antioxidants than traditional rooibos, but recent studies have found that drinking green rooibos is not necessarily better for you. Tim Noakes on overhydration in athletes For the past three decades athletes have been told to drink as much as they can. Overhydration, however, can be fatal in endurance athletes, sport scientist Tim Noakes warns. Rooibos has anti-ageing potential The pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries have long sought to restore and reverse the effects of ageing. Now scientists are investigating whether rooibos may hold some answers. “ Latest comment on Health24 James Smythe says... Quite frankly any prosecuting body which brings 192 charges and fails to get a conviction of almost all of them, needs to be closely examined - and probably closed down! Brown and the missing millions ” Beware of energy drinks Our supermarkets stock an amazing variety of energy drinks, which aren't to be confused with sports drinks. But beware: many of the manufacturers are trying to fool you. How alcohol damages your liver Drinking too much alcohol can have serious consequences for your health, especially your liver, which is involved with detoxification of the body after excessive alcohol intake. Why soda is bad for you Love your fizzy drink? Think again. A growing body of research suggests a link between sugary soda consumption and diabetes, hypertension, liver disease and some types of cancer. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Keep your bones healthy » Osteoporosis risk The beauty of bones Ask the expert Osteoporosis facts Here are some interesting facts about the condition that you might not have known: Fight cold and flu » Myths and facts Cold or flu? Where germs hide 15 tips to stay healthy in winter Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter.