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 Eliminating sweetened drinks is the best way to cut kids' sugar intake Children who start consuming a lot of added sugar at an early age are more likely to develop all the things that contribute to heart disease, according to a nutrition expert. 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 Open-plan kitchens may encourage overeating The results of a study suggest that people may eat more in a dining area with direct view of and access to the serving area, versus a separate dining space. Healthy diet may be key to kids' reading skills Finnish researchers found that learners' reading skills improved more if they avoided sugary foods and red meat and ate more vegetables, fruit, fish, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Dropped food on the floor? '5-second rule' debunked Food that has been dropped on the floor should rather not be eaten as germs can transfer almost instantly, according to a study. Should we be using artificial sweeteners? There is a variety of artificial sweeteners on the market that satisfy people’s need for sweetness while cutting calories. These sweeteners are also used by people with diabetes. Friendships matter if you want to lose weight Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends South Africans have a sweet tooth so shouldn’t say no to a sugar tax South Africa's massive and growing obesity epidemic has much to do with people's excessive daily sugar intake. Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. 'Obesity gene' doesn't affect ability to lose weight British researchers report that a person's environment may play a bigger part in weight management than their DNA. Craving coffee? It's in your DNA! Have you ever wondered why you crave coffee more than others? New research says it may be down to your DNA. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.