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The 10 worst diet myths

You've all heard them: dieting is easy. Just cut out fats and carbs, eat lots of popcorn and drink lots of fruit juice. Welcome to the Land of Diet Myths.

Do vegan diets endanger child health?

A vegan mother who only breastfed her 11-month-old is being charged with the death of her daughter after she died of vitamin A and B12 deficiencies.

Why veganism matters

Veganism is about saving the environment, excellent health and ending world hunger - or so say its followers. On World Vegan Day, 1 November, we give them the floor.

Diet tips for pregnant vegetarians

Vegetarian moms-to-be need to take special care in planning an adequate diet that will provide all the nutrients required for their own health and for that of their unborn babies.

Protein facts for vegetarians

If you're a vegetarian, it's important to know which high protein foods you can eat instead of red meat, and how much protein is enough. Learn what DietDoc has to say.

Easter without the excess

DietDoc urges all South Africans to enjoy Easter – but without going overboard with the tasty treats.

What does Reeva's last meal say?

A look at Reeva Steenkamp's stomach contents showed that she could have eaten her last meal about two hours before her death.

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Weight gain eating plan

What can you do to gain weight? DietDoc takes a closer look at the problem of underweight – and outlines possible solutions. She also gives a detailed eating plan.

Eating healthily with ethnic food

Try different ethnic cuisines to give yourself a taste treat while trying to lose weight. Many ethnic cuisines offer lots of low-fat, low-kilojoule choices.

What is a food portion?

Many weight loss diets place emphasis on portion control. If you're still confused about portion sizes, this article is for you.

Why breastfeeding is best

DietDoc reminds us why, despite the aggressive marketing of infant formula all over the word, breast is still best.

Osteoporosis risk for vegetarians

Vegetarian? Then you may be wondering whether your diet is making the grade in terms of ensuring good health and preventing disease. Get the lowdown from DietDoc.

Calamari: a source of omega-3

Stock up on calamari. New research shows this seafood delicacy is jam-packed with health-boosting omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Fussy child, unhealthy adult

Being full of whims and fancies as a child is all very well. But when capriciousness about food stretches into adulthood, it could hold serious long-term consequences.

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