Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy diets Healthy diets 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 Vegetarian: are you getting all the nutrients you need? When practicing any type of vegetarian diet you need to be aware of making healthy food choices as well as including the appropriate supplements in your daily regime. Here's what you need to include. Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Don't get into these bad winter habits 10 foods to boost your immune system Ways to combat cravings and over-indulging in bad foods Your emotional state might be to blame for your constant food cravings. Being mindful of your feelings could keep over-indulgence at bay, experts say. Going gluten-free has made Novak Djokovic the world's number 1 tennis player The world's no 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, who successfully defended his Wimbledon title had an unsteady rise to fame until he embarked on a gluten-free diet and saw his allergies, asthma and chronic fatigue disappear. The best way to detox Want to detox? Maybe you'll go the all-fruit route, or try cayenne pepper and lemon juice for a week. The problem is, though, it's unlikely to shift a single toxin. Here's how to detox the scientifically proven way. Is raw food really better for us? 'Eating raw' is once again in fashion. DietDoc explains the pros and cons of a raw food diet. ADSA comments on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans The Association for Dietetics in South Africa and two nutrition experts unpack the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, looking at the similarities and differences with the South African Food Based Dietary Guidelines. Your best body plan for 2016 Kick-starting a healthy lifestyle is not the easiest thing in the world but with a plan in place, you are already halfway there. Do we really need to eat breakfast? We were all taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but now researchers are asking if we might not be better off skipping breakfast altogether. More brown fat may reduce insulin resistance There is much interest in being able to harvest the power of brown fat in humans to combat obesity and accompanying metabolic disease. Tim Noakes trial postponed again The Tim Noakes trial has been postponed again after new information surfaced, but will be back on track in February 2016. Did Tim Noakes dispense advice via Twitter, or not? On the third day of the Tim Noakes / HPCSA hearing experts zoned in on whether Twitter was a good place to give medical advice. Tim Noakes' team want dietitian Caryn Zinn to testify Tim Noakes' team wants dietitian Caryn Zinn to testify in the HPCSA hearing. Who is she and can she stand up to the Association for Dietetics in SA (ADSA)? How 'food words' may trigger unhealthy eating New studies suggest that obese people respond to food cues differently to lean people, which could prompt them to eat more. Teens who eat lots and lots of fruit may be healthier adults CT scans reveals that adults who ate more portions of fruit and veg during childood had healthier arteries 20 years later. Goodbye from DietDoc After 21 years as an internet diet and nutrition advisor, DietDoc is handing over the torch to her successors. In her final article she summarises what she believes are the most important take-home messages related to nutrition. How to protect kids against obesity The statistics for the increase in overweight in kids younger than 5 years old are a cause for concern, particularly in the developing world. DietDoc explains how to combat this problem. New American Dietary Guidelines widely criticised The American Dietary Guidelines are very influential and should be 'above suspicion'. DietDoc discusses the shortcomings of the latest set of Guidelines. Make realistic New Year’s resolutions for your health in 2016 DietDoc advises on how to ditch those unrealistic New Year's resolutions and replace them with a kinder and more viable alternative. How the DASH diet became the best eating plan For the sixth year in a row, a panel of health experts has named the heart-healthy DASH diet the best overall eating plan, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Diets ranking. Dietary reflections for the festive season As we move towards the end of 2015, DietDoc reflects on food issues like the current drought, fad diets and eating disorders. Blocking stomach artery may treat obesity A procedure that curtails blood flow to the stomach, suppressing production of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin, shows promise for helping morbidly obese patients lose weight. Cunnane may testify in Noakes hearing Canadian professor, Stephen Cunnane will be allowed to testify in the Health Professions Council of SA's hearing against Professor Tim Noakes. Rules for a balanced diet What exactly is a balanced diet? How much of which foods should you eat? Here are a few simple rules that anyone can follow. New research confirms that sugar is making us sick With all the low-fat hype over the last few decades, many of us replaced fat with sugar but now researchers are showing that sugar is to blame for drastically increasing rates of diabetes, obesity and other lifestyle diseases. Obesity month – how to escape the epidemic DietDoc alerts us to the alarming overweight statistics in South Africa and explains what can be done to address the problem. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. 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