Home > Diet and nutrition > Nutrition basics Nutrition basics All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » B-well » Healthy Foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News Can diet prevent cancer? In South Africa one in six men and one in seven women will get cancer during their lives. Could dietary changes help prevent cancer? Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What 100 calories of fruit looks like Should you try the Paleo diet? Protein quality really does matter Research presented at SupplySide West shows the superiority of whey protein. Quorn: the pros and cons Health24 was recently invited to the Quorn Dining Experience in Cape Town, where members of the media were introduced to meat-free products made to resemble meat, poultry and fish. 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Punungwe says... A quick question - will they allow sick notes from prophets, pastors and priests as well. They are also traditional healers albeit using European traditions. Triumph for traditional healers ” Food addiction: myth or reality? The media has been buzzing with articles that liken foods, especially fatty and sweet foods, to narcotics. Is food addiction real? Nutrition and pressure sores When it comes to preventing pressure sores, maintaining the health of your skin is crucial. And, yes, that means paying careful attention to nutrition. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Stress » Childhood stress PTSD and weight Managing work stress The symptoms of stress Take a look at the symptoms of the acute fight-or-flight stress reaction and the effect of long-term, unmanaged stress. Men's health » Exercise and sperm Best sperm season Smoking and sperm How to boost the health of your sperm You’d think that with millions of babies being born each day, the average sperm is a pretty healthy swimmer. Not so. Here are a few things you can do to boost the health of yours.