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 to eat before and after exercise We all know we should exercise and eat healthy food. Here’s a look at what you should be using to fuel your body for the best results from exercising. 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 What should I eat before and after a workout? Fuelling up on the right foods before and after your workout is an important foundation for any good training programme. Tim and Marilyn Noakes: We are fighters who never quit Professor Tim Noakes and his wife Marilyn open up to Health24 about the long months of darkness – and light – amid Noakes' hearing, which they describe as a trial of humiliation and honour. Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives A diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, cereals, whole grains and fibre may help kidney patients live longer, according to researchers. Vegetarian diet good for people and the environment According to a new report, apart from being healthy, vegetarian diets leave a lighter carbon footprint. 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. 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. 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. Prepackaged salads breeding ground for salmonella? Prepackaged salads are common in grocery stores, but few studies have examined how salmonella behaves in these products. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?