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 Don't overdose on salt this winter Many South Africans may unwittingly end up eating too much salt this winter as they indulge in ready-made soups, stews and other foods high in sodium. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Octopuses are animals! 10 easy ways to cut 400kJ Rooibos can protect and support the liver Rooibos can protect the liver and has the potential to be used as a supporting treatment for liver disorders, a new study by the Oxidative Stress Research Centre in Cape Town has found. 10 rules for a balanced diet What exactly is a balanced diet? How much of which foods should you eat? Here are a few simple rules that anyone can follow. Nutrition and recovery from illness or surgery Injury and illness can suppress the immune function. An appetite for life: nutrition in the elderly Watching a parent get older is difficult. Seeing the strength that raised you, weaken. South Africa's 'hidden hunger' As food prices increase, South Africans find it exceedingly difficult to afford healthy nutrient-rich foods. Do you suffer from IBS? IBS is a chronic and debilitating condition that affects up to 23% of the population, particularly women. This number appears to be on the increase, writes DietDoc. “ Latest comment on Health24 Dagga Movement says... R20 that's cheaper than Stuyvesants 1 in 10 in SA has addiction problem ” Nutrition in the workplace Having a canteen at work is very convenient, however, how healthy is the food that it serves? Food-poisoning culprits Feeling as sick as a dog? Here are foods that go off quickly. The cold facts on frozen vegetables Can frozen vegetables be as nutritious as fresh vegetables? Are they as good as fresh? Find the cold facts on frozen vegetables here. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Don’t be taken by surprise this winter, keep your defences up with Vital Hop, skip and jump through winter with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Age-related bone loss is higher in women Conduct your most important Medihelp business from your mobile phone Live healthier Fight off the flu » Flu-proof your home Flu guide Sleep soundly Flu season Boost your defences this winter. Brush up on your smile » Dental caries Bad breath Ask the expert How to brush your teeth Here's the correct way to brush your teeth.