Home > Diet and nutrition > News News 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 For cod's sake, eat more seafood if you can In a study spanning 22 years, researchers have found that higher blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a better chance of healthy ageing. 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 Gluten-free craze: But what about people who really can't have gluten? People with coeliac disease say they're happy to have more gluten-free choices at shops and restaurants, brought on by the gluten-free craze - but some with coeliac sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily go gluten-free. Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? Healthy eating is perceived as expensive. But we shouldn’t dismiss canned or frozen vegetables. During National Nutrition Week we take a look at the facts. 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. Obesity in SA: Experts urge government to play its part SA is already the most obese country in sub-Saharan Africa and we have the highest prevalence of diabetes on the continent, and experts say responsibility should be shifted from individuals to government policies. SEE: Obese workers cost their employers 49% more Obesity has a direct impact on the South African economy and an individual's health. We took a look at the facts on World Obesity Day. 5 breakfast myths busted During National Nutrition Week we bust some myths around breakfast. SA publications among the worst for negative portrayals of people with obesity SA publications are among the most stigmatising in the world in terms of how they portray obesity, according to a recent study. 'My goal is getting South Africa healthier... ' Fitness celebrity Vuyo Radebe wants to tackle the scourge of South Africa's obesity and advises people starting their health and fitness journey to take it one day at a time. Weight-loss surgery may raise the risk of gallstones The quick weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery seems to have an unintended consequence - a greater risk of gallstones, a new study suggests. 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 Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.