Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy diets Healthy diets All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Eat Well » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News Low-carb drinks for Banters Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » 10 foods with hidden sugar Why it's good to go low-carb Why we need some sodium in our diets Researchers have found that our bodies work best with sodium in the range between 3 and 6g a day. Go too high and you risk ill health and death, go too low and you are once again in danger. Train your brain to choose fruit salad over fries You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, a new study suggests. Why are we forever chasing quick fix diets? Weightloss and good health are absolutely achievable, but as with all good things, it takes time. Something we don't seem to have the patience for. 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. 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. Tim Noakes' Eating Plan vs. balanced weight loss diets In the Stellenbosch Study, researchers did a systematic review of the best available research on the effects of low-carb diets on weight loss and heart health. 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. 5 ways you could be sabotaging your weight loss If you feel like you’re constantly dieting but not getting anywhere, take a look at these five things you could be doing which may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. “ Latest comment on Health24 Louise-Roger Higham says... Put him in a mental hospital he is sick My ADHD husband's uncontrollable obsession with sex ” 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. Why the world is getting fatter and fatter Do you hate your fat and flab? Well, what if you weren't to blame? Find out who the real culprits are. 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. Combine avos and carrots to fix a Vitamin A deficiency Vitamin A and its precursors, beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, are vital nutrients, but in South Africa it is estimated that 17% of preschool children and 19% of pregnant women are deficient in vitamin A. Bariatric surgery proposed for more UK diabetics In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has proposed a bill to have more obese diabetics undergo gastric-banding operations – to save money. Why your brain needs Omega-3? If you're still not eating fish at least two times a week, you should read on. 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. Maropeng – mankind's nutritional roots DietDoc explains how being omnivores gave homo sapiens the edge. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Eduloan offers affordable education finance Like us on facebook! Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.