ARTICLES RELATING TO NUTRITION
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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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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.

 

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.

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?

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