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 Micronutrient deficiencies rife in developing countries Micronutrient deficiencies are not well understood as an aspect of malnutrition, and deficiencies in vitamin A, iron, zinc, folate and iodine are high, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. UN urges governments to ban unhealthy food ads for kids Advertisements directed at children can cause unhealthy consumer behaviour to become ingrained, leading to unnecessary and inappropriate purchases later in life. Why it's so important to know good fats from bad Unhealthy fats can lead to heart disease and other conditions but a certain amount of healthy fat is vital for the body - here's how to tell the good from the bad. Here’s proof that vegetarians live longer A comprehensive study has concluded that eating more vegetable than animal proteins can massively cut deaths. McDonald's changing ingredients to boost flagging image McDonald's announced at a recent media event that it's eliminating some unpopular ingredients from its menu in the United States. When a healthy diet becomes unhealthy Has healthy dieting become a consuming passion in your life? Does choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly absorb hours of your day? Are food cravings controlling you? The consumption of high-sugar and refined foods may override the brain centres that regulate reward-related cognition and pleasure. A nutrition expert gives advice on how to overcome food cravings. Being overweight may make your brain age faster A University of Cambridge study found that people who are overweight or obese have a greater reduction in the amount of white matter in their brains, compared to people of normal weight. Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein Harvard University researchers found that people should eat more plant protein than animal protein and that among animal protein, fish and chicken were better choices. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.