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 What your dietician wants you to know about healthy eating in the workplace What we eat at work has a tremendous impact on our overall diet and health because we eat most of our meals at the workplace. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Don't get into these bad winter habits Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran rap against obesity How can SA end malnutrition and curb obesity? Although there are many South Africans who don't have enough to eat, obesity is actually on the rise. As we mark National Nutrition Week, an expert highlights an intervention plan for the country. Natural trans fats are good for your heart Natural trans fats, as found naturally in dairy and, meat products may help your heart while low levels of artificial trans fats might not be as bad, Don't fall for the sugar witch hunt DietDoc explains why we need carbohydrates in our diet and why demonising sugar and carbohydrates is not useful or accurate. The Americans only count tomatoes, potatoes and lettuce as veg No wonder they're unhealthy: most Americans only eat potatoes (generally fried), tomatoes (often in the form of sauce) and maybe a leaf or two of lettuce. Fat is good for you Fat is good for you. The perception that all fats are bad is about to change as the experts all agree that it's the quality, not so much the quantity, of fat that really counts. Cooking rice differently can cut the calories by half Research has found that slight changes in the way you cook rice could cut the number of calories in it by up to 60%. Dehydration at a glance 7 tips to keep you healthy and hydrated with REHIDRAT® Bring on the butter: saturated fats may not cause heart disease after all A study published in 'The British Medical Journal' has found that saturated fats like butter are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes. Why South Africans are addicted to fried chicken DietDoc investigates how fried chicken is contributing to making South Africans 'the fattest population in sub-Saharan Africa'. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier Up for grabs » Babies learn the smell of mom Partner aggression affects parenting Healthy mom-child relationship How you can win R2500 Tell us what it's like being a working mom in SA and you could win R2500 in cold, hard cash. Make a change and get moving! » The dangers of blood clots Fit people live longer Exercise is key to health in old age How you can get moving Fee like a useless lump of laziness just laying on the couch? Fear not, there's hope for you! Here's how you can get active.