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 Micronutrient deficiencies rife in developing countries Micronutrient deficiencies are not well understood as an aspect of malnutrition, and deficiencies in vitamin A, iron, zinc, folate and iodine are high, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. 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 Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. How nutrition and medication can help with arthritis Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Here are some steps you can take to manage or alleviate the condition. Eggs are really nutritious and don't cause heart disease For years we thought eggs increased our cholesterol levels and caused heart disease, but recent studies indicate that daily consumption of eggs has no adverse effects on cardiac risk factors. Why it's so important to know good fats from bad Unhealthy fats can lead to heart disease and other conditions but a certain amount of healthy fat is vital for the body - here's how to tell the good from the bad. Are food cravings controlling you? The consumption of high-sugar and refined foods may override the brain centres that regulate reward-related cognition and pleasure. A nutrition expert gives advice on how to overcome food cravings. UN urges governments to ban unhealthy food ads for kids Advertisements directed at children can cause unhealthy consumer behaviour to become ingrained, leading to unnecessary and inappropriate purchases later in life. Here’s proof that vegetarians live longer A comprehensive study has concluded that eating more vegetable than animal proteins can massively cut deaths. Three-decade study finds saturated fats are bad for health Saturated fats raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, says latest study.. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.