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 It can take months to break bad eating habits Setting too many goals or too many unrealistic ones can sabotage you right from the start. 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 Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Could your breakfast cloud your judgment? People's decision-making may be influenced by the amounts of carbohydrates and protein contained in their breakfast. Shocking findings for SA in global obesity study In South Africa, excess body weight is a massive problem, but not only in adults – 13% of children are overweight or obese - more than double the global average of 5%. How millions of poor South Africans can enjoy a healthy diet Many South Africans don't earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with 'lifestyle' diseases like diabetes. A 'muted' brain response to food may cause overeating Researchers also found that there may be a difference in the way men and women process the experience of eating. 'Spare tyre' increases risk of early death Even those people who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report. Coke tackles sugar concerns with pricing, recipe moves Coca Cola SA has adopted a holistic strategy to reduce the overall sugar content across its portfolio of beverages. Noakes slams HPCSA ‘witch hunt’ as body appeals not guilty ruling The Health Professions Council of South Africa is appealing a ruling, in a multi-million rand hearing, which found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty of misconduct. Noakes brings out tell-all book on Banting hearing Professor Tim Noakes has told Health24 that he will unveil a book detailing his misconduct inquiry based on a tweet that threatened to silence him. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.