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 Why South Africans need to can soft drinks If South Africans don’t drastically reduce the number of cool drinks, juices and sugar-sweetened beverages they drink every day, there will be more than nine million obese adults in the country by 2017. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 8 microwave myths Sweetened drinks may raise men's heart failure risk Men who consume sweetened drinks are more prone to heart failure and the risk of other diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Dehydration can cause weak muscles or muscles that contract too severely as a result of incorrect electrolyte levels. Fluid - how much do you need? “Drink plenty of water”, is the advice that most marathon runners are familiar with hearing. Is that however the right thing to do? Just loving CocoZone coconut water The editor of Health24 drank a serving of CocoZone coconut water every day for a month to see if it would really make a difference to her health and hydration levels. Here's what she found. Coca-Cola blames lack of exercise for 'obesity tsunami' DietDoc comments on Coca-Cola's attempt to shift the blame for the worldwide obesity epidemic from an unhealthy, sugar-laden diet to lack of exercise. Drinking five espressos a day is okay According to the European Food Safety Authority, the amount of caffeine in five espressos per day poses no health risk for the average person. “ Latest comment on Health24 Danielle Carrier says... exactly correct. Any animal expert will tell you that the dog would have already done so at the site of finding it if that were the case. Dogs are amazing. the best creatures on... Viral: Dog saves abandoned baby's life ” Sweet drinks and poor diet combo linked to diabetes The combination of unhealthy food and sweetened beverages may raise type 2 diabetes risk, according to new findings. Coke apologises and says they'll disclose who they partner with Coca-Cola says it will start publishing information about its health and nutrition efforts after it was criticised for funding the Global Energy Balance Network, a group that many felt touted the company's message. What it means to die of thirst Thousands of people have died in desert areas due to not being able to get hold of water. Here's what happens in the body when you die of thirst. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Is your lifestyle harming your liver? Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!