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 5 reasons to love avocados We celebrate National Nutrition Week (9-15 October 2018) by unpacking the benefits of one of the most popular fruits – the avocado. Nutritionist Monique Piderit tells us more. 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 5 breakfast myths busted During National Nutrition Week we bust some myths around breakfast. You won’t believe these 6 health benefits of homemade chocolate cake The panel of health experts has spoken. And we are smiling! 10 things you should always do when you eat to stop gaining weight Stick by these simple rules every time you put something in your mouth. 5 food myths your parents told you and the ones you should stop believing Mom doesn't always know best. Here’s why you should stop skipping breakfast every morning Time to load up on those eggs! 8 embarrassing diet side effects we really need to start talking about Awkward bowel movements. Period stuff. And how's that breath? Is it even possible to do the keto diet if you’re vegan or vegetarian? Veggie lovers need to know. This diet is ranked #1 in the world – but is it right for you? Among 39 other plans, the DASH diet has once again come out on top. These are the top 3 diets of 2018, according to health experts Have you tried any of these diets? QUIZ: Which food contains more sugar? Do you really know how much sugar you consume daily? The amount of sugar in some of these common foods might surprise you. 10 small changes for a healthier family in 2018 Struggling to stick to your health resolutions alone? Get the whole family on board. How one man’s vegetable and business plan led to a revolution In poor communities healthy food is less accessible, affordable and tasty. But one man has started a healthy-eating revolution in a Western Cape township – based on spinach. Is eating after 6pm really making you fat? You’ve probably heard the “don’t eat after 6 pm” rule. But is there any truth behind it? "I’m a dietitian and these are the three healthy eating 'rules' I live by" FYI – Eating like this doesn't cost more. It'll probably cost less! Is sushi really that healthy? Depending on what type of sushi you order, it might not be as healthy as you think. Study finds that pasta can actually help you lose weight, not gain it A recent study shows that carbs shouldn’t get all the negative press. 6 ways dietitians ‘do’ prevention As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. And this year, the theme of Dietitians Week is 'Dietitians do Prevention'. We decode 3 popular diets – here are the pros and cons A guide on the paleo, low-fat vegetarian and Mediterranean diets made easy. Can intermittent fasting actually improve your health? Health bloggers claim that intermittent fasting can boost your immune system. But is that actually true? Can genes make you fat? Doctors have a surprising answer A study testing the effect of a low fat versus a low carb diet, based on dieters' genetic profile, yielded unexpected results. 3 ways to feel better about yourself in 2018 Forget about all those restrictive diets – try to cultivate a positive attitude about your body instead, say the experts. 10 best diet stories of 2017 Need a bit of diet advice to kickstart a healthy eating plan for the new year? You’ve come to the right place. How to quit your low-carb diet without gaining back all the weight Looking to quit your low-carb diet? The first step you need to take is slow. 7 ways to cut 50 calories every day Small adjustments to your diet can add up to a noticeable weight loss. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Quit smoking » How to beat triggers that make you crave a cigarette You need to learn how to beat the behavioural, environmental and emotional triggers if you want to succeed in quitting smoking. Hygiene » Your showerhead may be bathing you in germs You probably think showering will wash away dirt and germs, but your showerhead might dump nasty bacteria on you instead that may cause lung infections.