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 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. 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 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. 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. Six tips to curb mindless eating By consciously ensuring you eat mindfully, you can slow down and restore your attention, making eating an intentional act instead of an automatic activity. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor 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?