ARTICLES RELATING TO NUTRITION

Micronutrient deficiencies rife in developing countries

2016-08-24 09:45

Micronutrient deficiencies are not well understood as an aspect of malnutrition, and deficiencies in vitamin A, iron, zinc, folate and iodine are high, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

When a healthy diet becomes unhealthy

2016-07-22 12:49

Has healthy dieting become a consuming passion in your life? Does choosing the right foods and preparing them correctly absorb hours of your day?

The devastating effect of poor nutrition on a child’s wellbeing

2016-05-27 14:12

Many South African children have inadequate diets during their first 1,000 days of life – a reality that causes significant health problems not only during childhood but for the rest of their lives.

How eating more meat may help your PMS

2016-03-10 09:54

A 10-year-long study has revealed some interesting facts about iron, potassium and other minerals that might impact the development of PMS.

Kids try coffee for the first time

2016-01-14 16:16

At what age will you allow your kids to drink coffee?

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WATCH: Biltong might not be as healthy as you think

People don't realise that there can be up to 25 ingredients in a package of biltong, including MSG.

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Noakes doesn't have qualifications to give dietary advice - expert

2015-11-24 15:25

Professor Tim Noakes doesn't have the necessary qualifications to dole out advice to breastfeeding mothers, a dietary expert has said at his HPCSA hearing.

'Noakes gave advice without knowing anything about the baby'

2015-11-23 15:00

Noakes gave advice to a mother without knowing the medical history or even age of her baby, former Association for Dietetic in SA president Claire Strydom has told the HPCSA. The hearing will continue on Tuesday.

You CAN get your body back!

2015-09-14 12:57

Steve Mululu is a big guy with a big dog, a big heart and a big smile, and he has a plan for you to shed that baby weight.

Soft diets for stroke patients

2015-08-27 16:19

It is important to make it as easy as possible for a stroke patient to eat in order to prevent malnutrition and anorexia, writes DietDoc.

 

UN urges governments to ban unhealthy food ads for kids

2016-08-12 15:07

Advertisements directed at children can cause unhealthy consumer behaviour to become ingrained, leading to unnecessary and inappropriate purchases later in life.

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WATCH: Graca Machel's clarion call for Mandela Day

Graca Machel recalls the words of her late husband Nelson Mandela.

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The next food trend you need to know about

2016-04-29 16:16

What's the best food for healthy skin? Strong nails? More energy? Say hello to functional foods.

Goodbye from DietDoc

2016-02-29 10:46

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.

This family had McDonald’s and Spur almost 10 times a month

2016-01-13 10:17

It was only when Angel Khoza was bullied for being overweight when her parents realised that their weekly meals out were harming their family. More families in SA might want to take a page from their playbook.

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Agave syrup is not a healthy alternative to sugar

People often think that sugar substitutes are healthy because of the low glycemic index, but in actuality the harmful effects of sugar can be attributed to fructose, which agave is high in.

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10 reasons why News24 users love and loathe banting

2015-11-24 12:42

While the HPCSA continues its hearings on whether Professor Tim Noakes acted unprofessionally by giving unconventional advice on breastfeeding, many News24 users have described why they believe his diet works.

Natural trans fats are good for your heart

2015-09-28 10:09

Natural trans fats, as found naturally in dairy and, meat products may help your heart while low levels of artificial trans fats might not be as bad,

Pregnant at work? Read here

2015-09-08 10:52

By now, even taking the stairs at work will leave you breathless. Here are some tips to keep you comfortable and alert while you're still working.

Eating problems experienced by stroke patients

2015-08-27 16:18

Loss of function of any part of the body can make eating, chewing, and swallowing of food difficult or even impossible in stroke survivors.

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