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 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). 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 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. 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. 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. SA girls more overweight than boys Girls are generally heavier than boys, and in conjunction with the rise in weight there have been escalating rates of chronic diseases like diabetes. 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. 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. 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. 'Mindful eating' can keep kids slim Mindful eating allows us to pay attention to hunger and fullness, emotional connections to food and the relationships involved in eating, according to a prominent US paediatrician. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.