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. Maintain your weight with fruit and veg Researchers have found that as daily intake of fruits and non-starchy vegetables goes up, risks for excessive weight gain goes down. The US food industry battles with people's damand for healthier food Kellogs, Nestle, McDonalds, as well as local restaurant chains, reluctantly follow consumer demands for healthier food after serving high carbs and sodium products for decades. But is it all just window-dressing? The makers of Oreo are now going to make healther snacks Producer of Cadbury and Oreo, Mondelez is changing almost half its merchandise to healthier options within the next five years. NYC first US city to implement sodium labelling As of December 1st all fast-food restaurants in New York are required to have an information label indicating salt content of their products. Parkinson's drugs linked to impulse control disordersThe physiology behind food cravingsJunk food more appealing when you're sleepy Pharmacies and others should follow Woolies in removing sweets from the checkout aisle Woolworths' decision to remove sweets and other unhealthy items from their checkout aisles is a step in the right direction. But will other supermarkets (and pharmacies) follow suit? Five foods that could kill you 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? 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 Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier Make a change and get moving! » The dangers of blood clots Fit people live longer Exercise is key to health in old age How you can get moving Fee like a useless lump of laziness just laying on the couch? Fear not, there's hope for you! Here's how you can get active. Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! 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