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 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... 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 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. 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. 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. Beetroot juice boosts stamina Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. Energy drinks boost brain Research shows that sugary drinks can significantly boost performance in endurance events, and so can a tasteless carbohydrate – and they do so in unexpected ways. 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. South Africans have a sweet tooth so shouldn’t say no to a sugar tax South Africa's massive and growing obesity epidemic has much to do with people's excessive daily sugar intake. Drink milk and live longer Shunned by many as a source of artery-clogging cholesterol, calcium-rich dairy products consumed in childhood may in some cases add years to one's life, reported a study. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?