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 Cooking rice differently can cut the calories by half New research has found that slight changes in the way you cook rice could cut the number of calories in it by up to 60% Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? 8 microwave myths Do we really need ‘five-a-day for health’? British health guru Zoë Harcombe, debunks the notion that we need a fixed or minimum amount of fruit and vegetables – the famous five-a-day – to stay healthy. People associate obesity with bad odour A new study suggests that some people are so repulsed by obesity that they actually imagine a bad smell. South Africa's fight for the right for food After months of back and forth, civil society may finally get an opportunity to meet with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its latest strategy to combat hunger in South Africa. Lab-grown chicken next on the menu Researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Body dysmorphic disorder can lead to obsessive dieting Body dysmorphic disorder can lead to disordered eating behaviour and excessive exercise in a frantic attempt to change the poor body-image a patient has of him- or herself. “ Latest comment on Health24 Rollingstone Brown says... there is a crisis but there is no crisis in SA hospitals my F Is there a hand-washing crisis in SA state hospitals? ” Diet sodas are linked to widening waistlines in seniors In recent years, a number of studies have suggested that artificially sweetened diet sodas may be associated with a wide variety of ills. Eating cherries lowers risk of gout attacks by 35% A new study found that patients with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35% lower risk of gout attacks compared to those who did not eat the fruit. Government opens up public comment period on food policy after uproar Chief Director of Food Security, Zibusiso Dlamini, has announced that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will open its draft food security plan for public comment. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.