ARTICLES RELATING TO NUTRITION

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.

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?

Natural immune boosters to add to your diet

2014-09-04 11:28

Rev up your immune system with these nutritious superfoods, recommended by nutritionist Andrea Jenkins.

Low-carb diets may come out tops for weightloss

2014-09-02 12:20

A low-carb diet is better for losing weight than low-fat options and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease, a new study says.

West Africa faces famine due to Ebola outbreak

2014-09-02 10:21

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

Eating out with your kids

2014-08-30 19:00

How to go to a restaurant with your child in six easy steps.

Healthy living saves diabetics a fortune

2014-08-22 10:36

Diabetics who stick with a fitness and nutrition plan can save a lot of money in health-care costs.

Vegetarian Kids – having ‘the’ food convo with your child

2014-08-15 13:44

Natasha Clark says how she coped when her son chose veggies over meat.

Why breastfeeding is best

2014-08-12 12:06

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

Vitamins every child needs

2014-08-07 14:33

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.

Healthy snacks for kids

2014-08-07 14:33

Babies and toddlers have such small appetites that to meet all their dietary needs in three meals a day is impossible. This is where healthy snacks come in.

Aids 101

2014-08-07 14:30

It’s been with us for a quarter-century; you’d think we’d have a reasonably good grasp of how HIV/Aids works by now. But we could all do with a brush-up on the fundamentals.

HIV/Aids and food safety

2014-08-07 13:59

People living with HIV/Aids need to be especially careful about the food they eat and the possible presence of germs.

HIV/Aids and supplements

2014-08-07 13:28

Boosting your intake of certain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids could boost your immune system and keep you healthier for longer if you're HIV-positive.

Is it true that diabetics can't eat carbohydrates?

2014-08-05 14:44

Many people believe that if you have diabetes you can't eat carbohydrates. This is not true.

Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables?

2014-08-01 14:04

Nutrition guidelines emphasize consumption of powerhouse fruits and vegetables, which are strongly associated with reduced risk of chronic disease.

Living with cancer - tips for daily living

2014-07-24 14:42

There are things you can do to make your life easier while you are living with, or recovering from cancer.

27 ways to spend less on food

2014-07-17 14:10

Healthy food doesn't have to be costly. Here are tips to help you save rands.

 

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.

Men want women in 20s

2014-09-30 15:59

Research indicates that sexually men prefer women in their mid-20s.

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

2014-09-12 09:46

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

Spice up your life

2014-09-04 11:16

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

Action-Packed TV a threat to your waistline

2014-09-02 11:05

Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline – the more distracting the programme, the more you will eat.

West Africa faces famine due to Ebola outbreak

2014-09-02 10:08

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.

A Little Post-Potty-Training Perspective

2014-08-25 07:00

Who decides when it’s time to switch to potty-pooping and beyond?

Eating out with your kids

2014-08-20 15:16

How to go to a restaurant with your child in six easy steps.

"My 5-year-old chose to be a vegetarian"

2014-08-11 11:12

Natasha Clark explains how she coped when one of her boys chose veggies over meat.

Feeding a picky eater?

2014-08-07 15:13

If your child is a picky eater you will know how difficult it is to feed them. We get a clinical paediatric dietitian to advise.

Top tips for feeding your child

2014-08-07 14:33

If kids could live on pizza and other junk food, they would. Luckily parents are there to monitor their diets. But it's often harder than it sounds.

Making food fun for fussy eaters

2014-08-07 14:33

If there’s one thing every parent of young children understands it’s the frustration of trying to get their kids to eat a balanced diet.

ARVs vs. weight loss

2014-08-07 14:22

Preventing weight loss is an important aspect of HIV/Aids treatment among people who aren't on ARVs. But other factors come into play for those who are.

HIV/Aids: Can diet help?

2014-08-07 13:49

Although dietary interventions cannot cure Aids, there are three important facets of this illness that are directly influenced by diet.

Should diabetics avoid certain fruits?

2014-08-05 14:52

The belief that diabetics should avoid certain fruits is unfounded. Learn more.

Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables?

2014-08-04 05:00

Nutrition guidelines emphasize consumption of powerhouse fruits and vegetables, which are strongly associated with reduced risk of chronic disease.

Dad draws on kid's lunchbags

2014-07-25 16:19

Kid gets amazing drawings on his lunchbag every day.

Dad draws on kid's lunch bags

2014-07-21 12:29

Kid gets amazing drawings on his lunch bag every day.

27 ways to spend less on food

2014-07-17 13:08

Healthy food doesn't have to be costly. Here are tips to help you save rands.

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