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 The miracle of vitamin D Fascinating research shows that vitamin D not only makes our bones healthy, but also protects against heart disease and cancer. And many of us don't get enough of this vitamin. Five foods that could kill you An actor died after eating pufferfish and a girl with a peanut allergy didn't survive the kiss of a boyfriend. Find out which foods you should avoid if you want to stay alive. Your 'winter salad' Avocados are a fantastic source of nutrients and are so easy to include at mealtimes. What's SA's most sugary sauce? Sauces are a huge source of hidden sugar for South Africans and can completely sabotage your diet, but which are the worst culprits? Eat well, think better A study has found The Mediterranean Diet combined with olive oil and nuts to boost thinking and memory. 20 health benefits of olives Not only do they taste really nice, but did you know that olives have a huge number of health benefits for you too? Is it possible to reverse an aversion to milk and dairy? DietDoc explains how scientists are trying to find ways to reverse food aversions, particularly those that can cause dietary imbalances, like a dairy aversion. 2 minutes to healthy winter eating It is usually during wintertime that we gain weight, and that we get flu. What can you do to ensure that you don’t gain weight, while still getting all the necessary nutrients? The truth about whether statins reduce your chance of dying from cancer'Imaginary meals' trick the body into losing weightMediterranean diet may protect against diabetes Top 10 foods to lower cholesterol Some foods are great for your heart health and can help you to naturally lower your cholesterol levels. Which instant cereal is best for you? We took a closer look at the nutritional value of SA’s favourite instant breakfast cereals, taking into account both nutritional value and price. The results might surprise you. What’s SA’s most sugary drink?Am I eating too much sugar?10 foods with hidden sugar Carte Blanche reveals the shocking dangers of sugar addiction Carte Blanche lifts the lid on sugar addiction, which has been described as similar to drug addiction. 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. Fruits and berries boost winter health Are you being plagued by colds and flu? Turn to the abundant supply of fresh fruits and berries that are on sale in the South African winter, says DietDoc. 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. 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? 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. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! 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