Why breastfeeding is best

2015-01-06 15:50

DietDoc reminds us why, despite the aggressive marketing of infant formula all over the word, breast is still best.

6 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids

2014-12-30 13:05

Some awesome ideas for ringing in the New Year with the kids.

The poisons and heavy metals in our food – part I

2014-11-28 11:29

DietDoc reminds us that our food can be contaminated with actual poisons, e.g. the classic poisons like arsenic and cyanide, as well as heavy metals, aflatoxins and mycotoxins.

Good nutrition beyond your 60s

2014-11-12 15:15

Good nutrition not only adds years to life, but also life to years. This becomes all the more important as you reach your senior years.

Ever heard of camu camu?

2014-11-12 11:45

Tim Noakes makes ‘Real Meal’ of critics who say his diet is dangerous

2014-11-12 09:56

New attacks are more proof, if any were needed, that University of Cape Town sports scientist Prof Tim Noakes is a red rag not to a bull, but to a viper.

How to speed up your metabolism

2014-11-11 15:56

We share a few clever ways in which to speed up your metabolism.

Good, better, beetroot

2014-11-11 15:22

Beetroot should form part of your diet, whether you like it or not. It’s simply too healthy to ignore!

The health benefits of coconut oil

2014-11-11 14:49

Coconut oil could do more for you than repair your skin. Learn more about the possible uses of this popular oil.

A grass worth nibbling on

2014-11-11 14:25

It may look like the grass that grows in your backyard, but don’t be fooled: wheatgrass packs a powerful health punch.

Antioxidants: everything you need to know

2014-11-11 13:46

What are antioxidants? What do they actually do? How can you ensure you get enough? We answer all your questions.

Cacao - yes, it's good for you

2014-11-10 16:59

Get cosy with a cup of cacao. The health benefits of this superfood will make you love it even more.

Goji berries: why the hype?

2014-11-10 16:28

Bright-red goji berries are all the rage among health-conscious people around the world, including some Hollywood celebrities. What should you know about this superfood?

27 ways to spend less on food

2014-11-10 14:43

Do you have an empty purse and an empty stomach? Here are a few easy tips to save rands on your food purchases and stay healthy.

Nuts about coconuts

2014-11-10 09:39

Sugar: why the bad rap?

2014-11-07 15:50

Sugar is a natural sweetener that’s been enjoyed by people for many centuries. Why has it suddenly become a “forbidden” food?

Healthy holiday food

2014-11-06 15:43

The festive season is all about lolling on the beach, long-distance drives and late-night celebrations – but unfortunately it’s about indulgence and expanding waistlines too.

How to select healthy food by reading labels

2014-11-05 15:17

Making sense of food labels and matching them to your nutritional needs can be a challenge. Here are some tips.

Moringa – the miracle protein plant

2014-11-03 09:34

Freda Linde-Gaisie and husband Richard Gaisie, founders of Akan Moringa, share their journey to discovering the many health benefits of the 'miracle tree' called Moringa.

Spice up your life

2014-10-22 09:17

Make this holiday season a happy and healthy one with good-for-you festive spices.

Why junk food tastes so good

2014-10-16 12:22

You've been craving a burger and chips all day, but managed to resist the tempation. But the tuna salad didn't make the craving go away.

Superfoods everyone should eat

2014-10-15 16:35

Forget complicated diet regimes, pills and potions. Transform your health with nature’s greatest gifts: the superfoods on your supermarket shelf.

A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away

2014-10-15 15:36

Ease into a healthy lifestyle with practical, delicious smoothies. By nutritionist Andrea Jenkins.

Moringa – the miracle protein plant

2014-10-10 15:24

Freda Linde-Gaisie and husband Richard Gaisie, founders of Akan Moringa, share their journey to discovering the many health benefits of the 'miracle tree' called Moringa.

How breastfeeding may influence kids eating habits at the age of six

2014-10-03 15:05

Breastfeeding for as long as a year could benefit your kid's health.


Celebrate New Year's Eve with kids

2014-12-30 13:09

Some awesome ideas for ringing in the New Year with the kids.

New advice on allergic foods for babies

2014-12-25 16:00

Doctors advise not to delay the introduction of eggs and other highly allergic foods to babies.

Good nutrition beyond your 60s

2014-11-14 09:29

Good nutrition not only adds years to life, but also life to years.

Nutrition and your body as you age

2014-11-12 14:59

As you grow older, your nutrient requirements change. Learn more about the effect of ageing on your body and diet.

Discover exotic acai berries

2014-11-12 11:35

Acai berries look like grapes, but come from palm trees – and they’re packed with nutrients. What should you know?

Top 10 foods that control cholesterol

2014-11-11 16:05

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Then you'll be happy to know that certain foods can be a boon to your health. Check the list out.

Rediscover humble kale

2014-11-11 15:32

Inexpensive, easy to grow and oh-so healthy – kale is fast become a hero vegetable. Learn more.

What's so super about superfoods?

2014-11-11 14:54

When it comes to buzzwords in nutrition, the term “superfoods” may just top the current list. But there’s a lot more to superfoods than just a trendy word.

Surprising health benefits of beer

2014-11-11 14:37

Beer in moderation won’t give you a “beer belly”. In fact, according to various studies, it may just be the answer to some of your health problems.

Superfoods everyone should eat

2014-11-11 14:02

Forget complicated diet regimes, pills and potions. Transform your health with nature’s greatest gifts: the superfoods on your supermarket shelf.

Berry nice

2014-11-11 13:39

Boost your health and ward off disease with delicious, magical berries – the ultimate superfood.

Join the green smoothie revolution

2014-11-10 16:34

When it comes to smoothies, the greener, the better! Get the lowdown on the green-smoothie trend and reap the health rewards.

The lowdown on brown rice protein

2014-11-10 16:23

Brown rice protein powder is fast becoming a popular way of adding protein to one’s diet. Here’s what you need to know.

Sugar: why the bad rap?

2014-11-10 10:07

Why has sugar suddenly become a “forbidden” food?

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

2014-11-07 15:53

Warding off colds and flu this winter starts with a healthy diet and a bit of extra TLC in the form of superfoods. Stock up on these five immune boosters.

The health benefits of honey

2014-11-06 16:43

Honey is one of the world’s oldest known medicines. Its strong antibacterial and healing properties make it a great natural remedy for many common health problems.

9 foods that keep you awake

2014-11-06 14:00

Do you dread bedtime because you spend hours tossing and turning? Perhaps it’s time to look for answers in your fridge.

The benefits of eating together

2014-11-05 14:55

Are you so busy that you, as a family, rarely sit down together to share a meal? Be warned: it could have a long-term impact on your health.

Vitamins every child needs

2014-10-27 09:07

Vitamins are essential to the normal functioning a child's' body and besides a few exceptions, cannot be produced by the body. These are the vitamins your child needs.

Tortured with… broccoli?

2014-10-17 13:54

Survey results suggest that parents insist on giving kids vegetables they loathe.

8 dieting hurdles for men

2014-10-16 12:08

Struggling to get rid of your belly? Perhaps you’re making one of these common dieting mistakes that guys are prone to.

Natural immune boosters for moms

2014-10-15 15:48

Cold weather means huddling up inside and, unfortunately, being more susceptible to winter bugs. Rev up your immune system with these nutritious superfoods, recommended by nutritionist Andrea Jenkins.

World Food Day – more than just feeding the hungry

2014-10-13 15:08

Family farming is the focus of World Food Day on 16 October 2014, coupled with the theme: 'Feeding the world, caring for the earth'.

Scientists unravel the genetics of human height

2014-10-09 14:18

Tall parents have tall kids, but understanding the genetics of height has been a big order for scientists.

20 health benefits of olives

2014-09-30 11:42

Not only do they taste really nice, but did you know that olives have a huge number of health benefits for you too?

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