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 Americans want labels on genetically modified foods Most Americans would prefer labelling of genetically modified foods, according to a recent poll. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What's actually in McDonalds' chicken McNuggets? Fresh vs. frozen vegetables 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. 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... The poisons and heavy metals in our food - part II In part II of the series on 'The poisons and heavy metals in our food', DietDoc alerts us to the presence of mycotoxins in our food. US introduces menu calorie labelling to fight obesity The US government will soon require chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to counteract obesity. Red meat for athletes – part I DietDoc outlines the important role of red meat in the diet of sportsmen and women. Why you should eat potatoes Low-carbers are avoiding potatoes but these plants provide natural, unrefined carbohydrates and one 100g potato only provides 16 g of carbs along with valuable minerals. Don't avoid them! “ Latest comment on Health24 ThandoGqabaza says... 93 Could vitamin C double your lifespan? ” The poisons and heavy metals in our food – part I DietDoc reminds us that our food can be contaminated with actual poisons, e.g. the classic poisons like arsenic and cyanide, as well as heavy metals, aflatoxins and mycotoxins. Red meat for athletes part II – boosting muscle growth DietDoc takes a look at the role of protein in increasing athletes' muscle mass and strength, and speeding up their recovery after exercise. Everything you must know about carbohydrates So which foods are classified as carbohydrates, and which are not? load more articles advertisement Live healthier Healthy weight » Underweight? Eating speed linked to BMI Weight and BMI affect fertility Should we really consider BMI? The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is. Digital health news » Screensaver or eyesaver? How to survive load shedding Computer may predict infectious influenza New Ransomware virus causes havoc An incredibly destructive computer virus is on the rise, charging user's thousands of rand to unlock their own devices once infected with terrible consequences if they don't.