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 Why some people don't get fat eating carbs Take two people. They eat exactly the same amount of carbohydrates, and do the same amount of exercise. But why does the one pick up weight and the other not? Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Your quick guide to Banting 10 foods with hidden fat Why you should never cook with sunflower oil For decades we’ve been cooking with vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, believing it is healthier than cooking with fat and butter. Scientists in the UK have shown that sunflower oil, especially, can become cancerous when heated. SOLAL’s tips to manage overindulgence during the ‘Silly Season’ If you hurt your liver it will hurt you back! 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. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Why probiotics are beneficial for IBS Hearing aids on a windy day? No problem! A step-by-step guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises correctly Live healthier Perfect parent » Parents boost kids' social skills Parent with ADHD? Why baby wakes at the night Top tips on parenting Browse through Health24's parenting guide for all you need to know about parenthood. Strong, healthy hair » 10 interesting facts about your hair Weird remedies for hair loss Causes of hair loss Healthy hair diet Sound nutrition can improve the health of your hair and give you lustrous locks.