Updated 05 January 2016

Sugary drinks - the top most read on Health24

The most sugary drinks that South Africans indulge in has topped the list of most read stories on Health24 in 2015. Check out what other stories readers found interesting.

Of the 50 most read stories on Health24 from January 1 to December 31, an infographic illustrating the sugar count of popular drinks enjoyed by South Africans topped the list of most read stories in 2015, according to Google Analytics.

1) What’s SA’s most sugary drink?

The infographic showed that Fanta Grape contains 9 teaspoons sugar and even perceived 'healthier' drinks such as flavoured mineral water and drinking yogurt contain large amounts of sugar.

2) 14 foods that cause gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that usually affects the peripheral joints, most often those in the big toe (first), but can also affect the knees, elbows, thumbs or fingers.

An article on how diet plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of gout was the second most read on our site.

3) 10 golden rules of Banting

Banting has become synonymous with the Tim Noakes Diet which refers to going on a low carbohydrate, high fat diet. It is not surprising that this article made its way into our top read list.

4) Bestiality is much, much more common than you think

Now this is an interesting article indeed and it surely got people reading. You might think that bestiality has died out, or that it only happens on farms, or that it's illegal everywhere. You would be very, very, very wrong.

5) 45 best health tips ever

Who doesn't want to how to stay healthy? So we've done the legwork for you and here they are: the 45 best health tips to give yourself a boost.

6) Shock over Checkers chicken blunder

Since South Africa is a chicken-loving nation, our readers were shocked when a disturbing image surfaced of chicken on the floor in the deli at a Checkers store in Cape Town.

7) 7 top butt exercises for guys

So it is out. Both genders eye the butt. Women love men with sexy bums! So don’t neglect your bottom in your workout routine. We’ve got just the right exercises for you.

8) South Africans’ secret porn viewing habits

Sshhh, the secret is out. From portable porn to Kim Kardashian, Health24 takes a peek into the secret porn viewing habits of South Africans, laid bare by the world’s biggest porn website.

9) My ADHD husband's uncontrollable obsession with sex

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a term that is usually associated with out-of-control children. But a health24 reader revealed that it has a completely different, darker and more destructive meaning to her.

10) 10 foods that cause bloating

If you’ve ever felt bloated, you’ll know the symptoms: you start the day with a flat stomach, but as the day progresses your belly starts to swell, feeling full and tight, until by the end of the day, you look like you're pregnant. It can be so bad that you can’t close a pair of pants that fitted perfectly a few days earlier! Bloating is such a common problem and our readers just had to what the 10 foods causes it.

Here are other most read articles:

The seven types of anaemia

Quiz - Are you drinking too much?

Viral: Dog saves abandoned baby's life

Checkers chicken: 'I ate a mouthful of maggots'

Graphic images of 'the deadliest drug in the world'

13 signs you could have diabetes

Too much, too soon, Tim Noakes!

Which instant cereal is best for you?

Schumacher's wife sues tabloids over speculation about his health

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