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 The right foods can reduce chronic inflammation Inflammation is the body's response to an infection, injury, or some other stimulus that it perceives as harmful. Certain foods can however help reduce inflammation in the body. 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 Worries that ‘sugar tax’ is too low The new proposed tax of 11% might not be sufficiently high enough to deter consumption of sugary drinks, warns advocacy group. Sugar tax: Thousands could lose their jobs, says Cosatu As the public hearings on sugar tax proceeded today, Cosatu cautioned that policymakers shouldn't be in a rush to make decisions. What's the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio all about? Originally the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet was 1:1, but nowadays it is 15-20:1 or even higher, which is not good for our health. Bariatric surgery may have more heart benefits for women A study has shown that there is a gender disparity in cardiac outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric surgery, and that women may benefit more than men. Our genes may soon advise our food and lifestyle choices 'Nutritional genomics' allows for the assessment of the health and disease susceptibilities of an individual and can identify modifiable lifestyle factors to promote health. Pepsi pledges to produce healthier products According to PepsiCo's chief executive the company's 2025 Sustainability Agenda aims to be consistent with United Nations sustainable development goals and the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Beans and peas can help you eat fewer calories Want to leave the dinner table feeling satisfied? A Danish study found that foods like beans and peas can make you feel fuller than meat. Mediterranean diet may help prevent macular degeneration A recent study indicates that following a Mediterranean diet and consuming caffeine is associated with a 35 percent lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Local taxi drivers have 'no time’ for healthy food Taxi drivers from Kuruman to Nelspruit confess that fizzy drinks and junk food are a central part of their rushed lives. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?