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 Taxing sugary drinks may reduce obesity in SA Instituting a 20 percent tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may reduce obesity among young adults in South Africa. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What's actually in McDonalds' chicken McNuggets? What 100 calories of fruit looks like Rooibos shows anti-diabetic potential New evidence has emerged of rooibos' potential to lower raised blood glucose levels. 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? 8 glasses a day a myth Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily is not scientifically proven to be healthy, experts say. 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 - why it's good for you Made from the red bush trees that grow in the Cederberg, the medicinal value of rooibos is seemingly endless. Are we running out of milk? No milk today at your supermarket? What's going on? Will we have to rely on long-life and powdered milk from now on? And what are the health implications? DietDoc investigates. “ Latest comment on Health24 Sylvester Winbush says... It is awesome of Ethiopia to be helping out with the Ebola fight! Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola ” Pros, cons of juice for kids If you stock your refrigerator with fruit juices, you may be setting your kids up for a battle with obesity. That's the suggestion of a new study. 6 popular water myths In an effort to guide you in making healthy water choices, we dispel a few popular water myths. Signs and symptoms of dehydration Signs of dehydration can be dry or chapped lips, oral dryness, restlessness and dry eyes. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.