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 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. 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 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'. 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%. Chicken farmers to pay price for antibiotic-free McNuggets McDonald's decision to phase out human antibiotics from its US chicken supply will add to costs that are likely to be borne largely by poultry companies. You need more kilojoules and fat if you have cystic fibrosis People with cystic fibrosis require a much higher energy intake than others and need to compensate for poor absorption caused by a lack of digestive enzymes. How to benefit from negative-energy foods Some foods have such a low energy content that you can eat large quantities of them without risking weight gain. Here's how to use these foods to your advantage. Eating too much? Blame your genes Recent research reveals that our genes not only affect the type of foods we choose to eat, but also how much, and how often. “ Latest comment on Health24 Manyiel Isaac says... So if dogs are able to detect cancer cells of prostate cancer, then they can also do the same to other carcinogenic cells. Generally, almost always there is no distinction. Once... Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors ” Electrolytes and our ‘water balance’ Electrolytes are vitally important to our health: when the amount of water in our bodies changes, it can cause levels of electrolytes to become too high or too low. Am I eating too much fat? Are you consuming too much fat in your diet? Take this quiz to learn if you are at risk for being overweight, developing heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers? Mediterranean or carb-free: which diet is best for your brain? The number of people living with dementia is increasing at an alarming rate. Could our dietary choices help prevent our brain cells from deteriorating? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!