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 Eat right, sleep tight A balanced diet is very important as it provides a variety of nutrients that all have specific functions in maintaining a good sleep cycle. Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Vegetarian diet good for people and the environment According to a new report, apart from being healthy, vegetarian diets leave a lighter carbon footprint. What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? Professor Tim Noakes faces these six penalties should the HPCSA's professional conduct committee find him guilty of unprofessional conduct. Crunch time for HPCSA over Noakes 'guilty' blunder The tables have turned, with Professor Tim Noakes resolving to take action against the Health Professionals Council of SA – after they mistakenly announced he had been found guilty of misconduct. Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason An inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the salt shaker, putting their hearts at risk. SA women addicted to eating soil Many women experience iron deficiencies during pregnancy and subsequently develop a craving for soil. Prepackaged salads breeding ground for salmonella? Prepackaged salads are common in grocery stores, but few studies have examined how salmonella behaves in these products. Omega-3s linked to healthy blood pressure in young adults In a Swiss study of young, healthy adults, those with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had the lowest blood pressure. Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.