Home > Diet and nutrition > News News 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 Sugar-free drinks and sweets can damage your teeth Australian researchers have found that products with acidic additives and low pH levels harm teeth, even if they are sugar-free. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 8 microwave myths Vitamin drips are not 'magic bullets' Part I The reasoning that 'if small amounts of a substance are good for me, then having vast amounts of that same substance, must be even better', is naive and can be highly dangerous. Rules for a balanced diet What exactly is a balanced diet? How much of which foods should you eat? Here are a few simple rules that anyone can follow. We try low-cal, low-carb Konjac noodles In the feverish search for food that looks and taste like pasta (read carbs), food manufacturers are creating noodles out of almost nothing. Food myths you should stop believing With all the diet and nutrition information out there, it’s not always clear how to distinguish fact from fiction. We get to the bottom of some of the most common diet and nutrition claims. Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that they were going to classify processed meat as carcinogenic to humans. We try low-cal, low-carb Konjac noodles In the feverish search for food that looks and taste like pasta (read carbs), food manufacturers are creating noodles out of almost nothing. Water, diet and nutrition Water maintains and regulates the body's systems, including the gastrointestinal tract, and it acts as a preventative measure against common diseases and disorders. 8 glasses a day a myth Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily is not scientifically proven to be healthy, experts say. Why South Africans need to can soft drinks If South Africans don’t drastically reduce the number of cool drinks, juices and sugar-sweetened beverages they drink every day, there will be more than nine million obese adults in the country by 2017. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. 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!