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 What to do when you suffer from chronic heartburn? Heartburn is an affliction that impacts the lives of millions of people. Here is some advice how to avoid or manage the condition. 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 The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you You might not think these foods contain a lot of salt, but let's have a look at the worst culprits… The right foods can reduce chronic inflammation Inflammation is the body's response to an infection, injury, or some other stimulus that it perceives as harmful. Certain foods can however help reduce inflammation in the body. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). load more articles advertisement From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.