Home > Diet and nutrition > Nutrition basics Nutrition basics 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 Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that they were going to classify processed meat as carcinogenic to humans. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » The lowdown on low-carbs 8 microwave myths Dangers that lurk in your fridge Ever been blown away by foul-smelling, mould-growing leftovers when you open your fridge? Find out what you can keep and what you should definitely throw away. Do we need fats? The answer is, yes, but we should not eat too much, and we should know which fats are good for us, and which fats are bad. The link between gut bacteria, asthma and anorexia DietDoc explains how the use of beneficial microorganisms could be a treatment option to prevent anorexia nervosa or to alleviate some of the negative symptoms of patients when they have an eating disorder. Sugar vs. honey vs. sweeteners Honey, sugar or artificial sweeteners: which is best? An expert makes sense of all the research. What your dietician wants you to know about healthy eating in the workplace What we eat at work has a tremendous impact on our overall diet and health because we eat most of our meals at the workplace. Let's get some perspective on meat and cancer The news that we're at an increased cancer risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meats has caused quite a stir. But, as two South African dietitians point out, there's no proof that removing meat from your diet will protect you against cancer. British PM Cameron is against imposing sugar tax to fight child obesity British Prime Minister David Cameron is against imposing a tax on sugar as a means to tackle childhood obesity, rejecting the arguments of a high-profile campaign for a levy on sugary food and drinks. How can SA end malnutrition and curb obesity? Although there are many South Africans who don't have enough to eat, obesity is actually on the rise. As we mark National Nutrition Week, an expert highlights an intervention plan for the country. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!