Eat right, sleep tight

2016-12-06 14:23

A balanced diet is very important as it provides a variety of nutrients that all have specific functions in maintaining a good sleep cycle.

Slow cooker comforts your family will love

2016-10-19 11:54

We'd all like to make sure everybody in the family eats at least one healthy meal a day. Many of struggle to find the time to cook, but with a but of prep in the morning, a healthy supper is sorted in no time.

Local taxi drivers have 'no time’ for healthy food

2016-10-18 13:42

Taxi drivers from Kuruman to Nelspruit confess that fizzy drinks and junk food are a central part of their rushed lives.

Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption

2016-09-26 13:45

A recent survey indicates that people who gardened as kids end up eating more fruits and vegetables by the time they get to college.

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.

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.

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 food mistakes you're probably making

2016-12-05 16:08

Feeding your toddler is a constant challenge as a new mom. But are you falling into bad habits without knowing it?

Banting diet 'cutting edge and science based' - Noakes

2016-10-18 17:06

The low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet is cutting edge and science based. and dietitians have a legal requirement to give this information to the public, says Professor Tim Noakes.

Noakes not using hearing to get media attention - advocate

2016-10-17 18:33

Professor Tim Noakes’ lawyer has dismissed claims by the Health Professions Council of SA that the banting advocate is using his conduct hearing to get media attention.

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, which can cause significant health problems 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?

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.

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