9 breastfeeding myths busted

2017-08-05 11:17

Breastfeeding will help me lose my baby weight, right? Wrong! We bust nine myths about breastfeeding.

The lazy, junk-food generation

2017-06-27 11:43

Today’s children are expected to live much longer than prior generations, but will be in much poorer health by the time they reach age 65. A global survey suggests intervention is needed urgently.

Stop the madness and back Noakes, begs online petition

2017-05-19 14:39

More than 5 000 people have signed a petition showing their support for Professor Tim Noakes following the news that his battle with the HPCSA is far from over.

South Africans consume alarming amounts of sugar and carbs

2017-02-02 11:32

South Africans opt for food that is high in energy rather than rich in nutrients – and experts warn that this may lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Can a sugar tax be the solution?

What to eat before and after exercise

2017-01-09 09:46

We all know we should exercise and eat healthy food. Here’s a look at what you should be using to fuel your body for the best results from exercising.

4 ways to tackle child malnutrition the Brazilian way

2016-12-29 11:23

Brazil managed to drive down child stunting from 55% to 6%. Here's how they did it.

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.


3 easy ways to reduce your sugar cravings

2017-07-13 07:22

By making small adjustments to your habits, you can reset your taste buds to crave less sugar over time.

How to communicate with your kids about nutrition

2017-06-26 00:01

SPONSORED: Teach your young children the value of good nutrition and a balanced diet while they’re still young, and it could keep them healthy for life.

Are vitamins a waste of money?

2017-03-26 11:54

Every year, billions of rands are spent on vitamins as many South Africans desperately consume them, hoping that their purported benefits lead them to better health and vitality.


Busting myths about diabetes

2017-01-16 11:10
Do you still believe that eating too much sugar will cause diabetes? Don’t – here are six myths you must stop believing today…

Do you still believe that eating too much sugar will cause diabetes? Don’t – here are six myths you must stop believing today…

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What should I eat before and after a workout?

2017-01-04 11:32

Fuelling up on the right foods before and after your workout is an important foundation for any good training programme.

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.

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