Nutrition basics

Dangers that lurk in your fridge

Ever been blown away by foul-smelling, mould-growing leftovers when you open your fridge? Find out what you can keep and what you should definitely throw away.

Do we need fats?

The answer is, yes, but we should not eat too much, and we should know which fats are good for us, and which fats are bad.

The link between gut bacteria, asthma and anorexia

DietDoc explains how the use of beneficial microorganisms could be a treatment option to prevent anorexia nervosa or to alleviate some of the negative symptoms of patients when they have an eating disorder.

Let's get some perspective on meat and cancer

The news that we're at an increased cancer risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meats has caused quite a stir. But, as two South African dietitians point out, there's no proof that removing meat from your diet will protect you against cancer.

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.

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