Home > Diet and nutrition > Eat Well Eat Well 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 Understanding the different kinds of fat in our diet DietDoc explains the different kinds of fat we regularly consume and how to balance these fats for optimal health. Why mushrooms are good for you We all know that silly joke: What do you call a nice mushroom? A fungi to be with. But jokes aside, mushrooms have a remarkable array of health benefits. Best places to eat out when watching your health Avoiding a restaurant when you're on a diet is almost impossible so we've gone in search of spots, across South Africa, where the health-conscious can dine guilt-free. Man, take care of your health! We all know guys are not great ‘talkers’, especially when it comes to health matters. We’d like you to change that, and start by talking about your health – to your partner and your doctor. Tim Noakes to face inquiry over 'Banting' tweet Prof Tim Noakes will be appearing before the Health Professions Council of South Africa after advising a mother on Twitter to wean her child on low carbohydrate, high fat foods. Do we really need ‘five-a-day for health’? British health guru Zoë Harcombe, debunks the notion that we need a fixed or minimum amount of fruit and vegetables – the famous five-a-day – to stay healthy. Taking charge of your health Ladies, let’s get real; there is no magic pill to pop when it comes to your health and weight loss or weight maintenance. Here's what you should do. Why you could be struggling to lose weight Are you frustrated with the constant struggle to get to your ideal weight? Our expert weighs in on your weight loss woes. The A-Z of turmeric Turmeric is a fine, golden-yellow spice with a sharp taste that lingers bitter on the palate. Learn more about its wondrous health benefits. Top 10 foods that control cholesterol Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Then you'll be happy to know that certain foods can be a boon to your health. Check the list out. Why fried foods are bad for your heart Ditch the French fries, doughnuts, crispy fried fish and chicken, and other foods cooked in fat, heart experts suggest. Juice diets: do they work? The juicing trend is not new, neither is the controversy surrounding it. But do the pros outweigh the cons? What your food cravings really mean Do you constantly crave chocolate? Or greasy junk food? Your body is trying to tell you something, but it might not be what you think. 7 proven benefits of drinking lemon water The benefits of lemon water are seemingly endless. Here's how lemon juice and hot water could help you lose weight. Understanding the different kinds of fat in our diet DietDoc explains the different kinds of fat we regularly consume and how to balance these fats for optimal health. Oats: a good breakfast choice DietDoc explains why we need to eat a nutritious breakfast to navigate our way through a busy and demanding day. advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier 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! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.