Food myths you should stop believing

With all the diet and nutrition information out there, it’s not always clear how to distinguish fact from fiction. We get to the bottom of some of the most common diet and nutrition claims.

8 glasses a day a myth

Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily is not scientifically proven to be healthy, experts say.

The best diet programmes for losing weight

Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss programmes – Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig – can boast scientific evidence showing their clients maintain weight loss for at least a year.

Why South Africans need to can soft drinks

If South Africans don’t drastically reduce the number of cool drinks, juices and sugar-sweetened beverages they drink every day, there will be more than nine million obese adults in the country by 2017.

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