Home > Diet and nutrition > Nutrition basics Nutrition basics All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Eat Well » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News Tim Noakes: refined carbs may be toxic It’s taken a lifetime to realise it but Prof Tim Noakes now believes the overconsumption of refined carbohydrates may be toxic for the body. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Why it's good to go low-carb Enjoying fish without the risk Junk food costs you more There is a common misconception that healthy eating is expensive, but in fact the opposite is often true. How safe are artificial sweeteners? Most people who receive e-mails will have seen the "aspartame e-mail" which links this sweetener to every ill known to mankind. DietDoc looks into the safety of sweeteners. Eating too much? Blame your genes Recent research reveals that our genes not only affect the type of foods we choose to eat, but also how much, and how often. Know your carbs So which foods are classified as carbohydrates, and which are not? Foods that may help prevent cancer When it comes to making healthy food choices, which foods should you eat, and which should you rather avoid to prevent cancer or help your body fight an existing cancer? DietDoc takes a closer look. Paleo diet: not a diet of logic Eating meat as we do equals ecological disaster in the long run, experts have warned. “ Latest comment on Health24 Michelle Schutte says... Peppermint oil relieves a tooth ache immediately, but still go see a dentist as soon as possible 18 pain remedies in your kitchen ” Snack your body into shape Healthy snacking is a great way to boost your metabolism and lose weight, writes registered dietician Kim Hoffmann. Fight arthritis pain with your diet If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) you need to pay more attention to your diet as some RA medications block nutrients your body needs, writes DietDoc. Mieliepap (maize meal porridge) and the glycaemic index Does mieliepap have a high or a low glycaemic index? The answer is not really straightforward as it depends on the temperature at which it is eaten, says DietDoc. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition Cape Town's legendary Blisters for Bread walk 2014. Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Winter Wellness » Boost winter health Happy feet in winter Don’t become a winter blimp Tips to stay fit and healthy in winter When it's cold it's easy to pick up the coughs and sniffles, and it's even easier to indulge in comfort foods. Don't ! Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.