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 Adults should eat less than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day The WHO recommends a reduced intake of free sugars for adults to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Enjoying fish without the risk Lactose-intolerant – is milk a pain in your gut? High-protein diet may up cancer and diabetes risk A new study shows that diets high in protein can have severe negative health consequences in the long term. Globalised diet threatens health and food security According to an international study, people worldwide are forsaking traditional crops such as cassava, sorghum or millet – which is a threat to health and food security. Ethiopian grain a gluten-free alternative to wheat Teff, a crucial food staple in Ethiopia, is gaining increased interest abroad among health aficionados seeking a nutritious, gluten-free alternative to wheat. Price of gluten-free foods hard to swallow The high price of gluten-free foods is hard to swallow – it can be twice as expensive to eat gluten-free. Kickstart your health with nutrition chat on Twitter On 19 February the Association of Dietetics in South Africa (Adsa) will be hosting a twitter talk on nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle. Fortified foods don't make enough of a difference Fortification of foods with additional nutrients does have an impact on kids' intake of vitamins and minerals, but many children and teens are still not getting adequate nutrition. “ Latest comment on Health24 Daniel Wessels says... Also when the ice melts, so warm Johnny Blue Shedding the load or passing the buck? ” High-calorie diet may slow Lou Gehrig's disease A diet rich in calories and carbohydrates may slow progression of the lethal, degenerative Lou Gehrig's disease. Obese women get only one hour of exercise a year US researchers found that the average obese woman gets the equivalent of only about one hour of vigorous exercise a year! For men, it's 3.6 hours a year. Subway restaurants to remove chemical from bread A chemical called azodicarbonamide will be removed from bread used in Subway sandwich shops, according to the company. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.