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 Carbohydrate intolerance – could chromium be the missing link? The trace mineral chromium is a co-factor that 'helps' insulin lower blood sugar, and may help prevent insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Why dehydration is making you fat and sick The lowdown on low-carbs Lack of food security a threat to us all A bit of maize-meal porridge, brown bread and tea with milk and sugar. That does not sound too bad, right? Unless this is all you have to eat all day, every day. Why your body needs sugar Our bodies all need sugar (or glucose) to function, which in my mind is why we all should eat sugar, or at least foods that convert into sugar, writes registered dietitian Kim Hoffmann. Eat Mediterranean, live longer Keen to eat like the Greeks and to reap the benefits, too? Here’s a handy shopping list to help you stock up on those Mediterranean essentials. How to add zest to boring diet foods Does your diet bore you? Dietician Anthea de Villiers shares tips on how to give a few popular weight-loss foods a taste makeover. Americans want labels on genetically modified foods Most Americans would prefer labelling of genetically modified foods, according to a recent poll. What's actually in McDonalds' chicken McNuggets? In an attempt to clear up the myth that McNuggets are made of pink slime, McDonald's films a video inside a factory to demonstrate how their nuggets are "truly" made... “ Latest comment on Health24 Adeola Fisayo Daniel says... Rehabilitation home 4 porn addicts Where can porn addicts go for help? ” Why South Africans are addicted to fried chicken DietDoc investigates how fried chicken is contributing to making South Africans 'the fattest population in sub-Saharan Africa'. The pros and cons of a wheat-free diet Going wheat-free is a big health craze, but is it really necessary? We discuss the pros and cons. Craving sugar? Blame your brain A mechanism that appears to sense how much glucose is reaching the brain and prompts animals to seek more if it detects a shortfall may play a role in driving our preference for sweet and starchy foods. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors What's this about vitamin B? Independent studies have proved once again that EPO significantly improves symptoms of atopic eczema JJ & Associates offers gents' health– the first medical practice of its kind Live healthier Hit the road » Advice for the long runner Hill training: how to do it Why running is good for you What to wear when you run You do not need a gym membership to run. All you need is the correct clothing and you're ready to reap the benefits. Carb danger » Why we get fat Why you need to worry about fructose Craving sugar? Blame your brain Carbs make you sick Dr Gary Fettke, who believes that the foods we eat are the leading cause of lifestyle diseases speaks of Carbohydrate Diabetes, not Sugar Diabetes.