It's World Diabetes Day today and we're debunking some of the myths around the disease

2018-11-14 17:19

Diabetes was identified as the underlying cause of death for a record 15 506 women in 2016, according to a Stats SA report.

"I've been teased for being too skinny, but the insults are the least of my problems when my fertility is at stake"

2018-10-10 11:41

Could weighing too little be the reason behind my irregular periods and infertility? Experts advise.

A study of nearly half a million people found that eating certain types of food is linked to cancer — but there's a simple fix

2018-09-24 16:42

The old advice about letting food be your medicine is ringing truer than ever in the face of some new research.

Plans underway to help nourish SA’s hungry children

2018-09-12 13:00

South Africans are experiencing all three forms of malnutrition: under-nutrition, over-nutrition and overweight/obesity.

“I tried two of the Checkers ‘Ready to Chef’ meal kits”

2018-09-03 15:08

The saving grace of time-strapped moms, career women, singletons… Basically all of us.

Low-carb diets might not be the healthiest for a long life — 2 big new studies suggest they're linked to a higher risk of death

2018-09-01 09:59

Research has shown that low-carb diets were linked to an increased risk of death from all causes.

What drinking diet cooldrink does to your body and brain

2018-08-22 10:51

Those zero kilojoules and artificial sweeteners might be doing more harm to your body than you expected.

Actress, parent, farmer: Jennifer Garner shows off what home-cooked means

2018-07-24 08:38

Orange trees, blueberry bushes, a beehive and live chickens... Jennifer Garner keeps things super homegrown and prepares all her family's meals using ingredients from her own backyard.

Kids whose mothers do these 5 things are 75% less likely to be obese

2018-07-08 13:18

The best thing mothers can do to ensure their kids avoid developing obesity may be to take care of themselves.


2018-07-02 15:00

PROPER nutrition is important for all growing children.


5 breakfast myths busted

2018-10-11 11:50

During National Nutrition Week we bust some myths around breakfast.

Carb cycling is a less-strict alternative to low-carb diets — here's what a nutritionist has to say

2018-10-07 11:33

The idea behind carb cycling is simple: You eat a low-carb diet most days but eat extra carbs on days you exercise.

"My acne basically disappeared after I cut out gluten, sugar and dairy”

2018-09-13 13:21

“I don’t feel the need to hide under layers of foundation and powder anymore.”

“I follow an ethical diet — here’s exactly what I eat”

2018-09-04 17:46

It goes beyond just food.

Eating cheese may be associated with a lower risk of death — and scientists are zeroing in on why it might be a better choice than milk

2018-09-01 12:57

Studies of more than 660,000 people suggest that not all dairy is created equal when it comes to effects on our health.

Does your child survive on energy drinks during exams?

2018-08-31 12:28

Children are getting more sugar from what they drink than eat and energy drinks have been identified as the main culprit.


2018-08-21 11:10

Five lucky readers stand a chance to win a Nestle hamper worth R1 000 each

A dietitian explains how to read food labels

2018-07-18 11:39

One important way of making healthier dietary choices is to read and understand food labels. Dietitian Linda Drummond explains what to look out for.


2018-07-05 12:00

KIDS need to start adopting healthy nutrition habits at an early age.


2018-06-28 12:30

PREGNANT women need more exercise, nutritious foods and a healthier lifestyle.

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