Landisa: Meet the founder of the #90DaysWithoutSugar challenge - who lost 13kgs in three months

2020-01-10 13:38

Because you like yourself and you care about yourself you want to live a healthier life - not to impress another person, says Samuel Hlonyana.

Could carb-heavy meals prevent good sleep?

2019-12-18 07:02

The release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, resulting from a high carbohydrate intake and subsequent insulin release, can interfere with sleep.

Ban on sale of sugary drinks trims employees' waistlines

2019-11-02 15:45

The University of California, San Francisco, is one of a growing number of employers that have stopped selling sugar-laden beverages, with positive results.

Monatea: the new no-sugar drink

2019-10-04 13:48

With obesity on the rise globally and locally, and the link with high sugar consumption, a newly launched drink is a welcome reprieve.

Can sugar really weaken your immune system?

2019-09-18 11:50

You know you need to reduce your sugar intake, but is it absolutely necessary to give up your favourite cold drink?

WATCH: Here's the lowdown on sugar - from an expert

2019-08-31 06:45

Can sugar, in all its forms, really wreak serious havoc on our health?

10 scary things that happen to your body when you eat too much sugar

2019-07-27 07:48

From weight gain to increased risk of heart disease, a sugar-heavy diet has some not-so-sweet consequences.

Could this ingredient be worse than sugar?

2019-05-05 07:00

There are many types of different sugars and sweeteners used to add sweetness to foods. One of these, high fructose corn syrup, has been getting a bad rap for a while.

Stay away from sugary sodas, spare your heart

2019-04-23 20:00

Sugary drinks are the single biggest contributor of added sugar to Americans' diets, considerably increasing their risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

There’s even more evidence that drinking lots of soda and sugar-filled coffee could lead to an early death

2019-03-20 17:02

We've known for a while that soda and fruity drinks aren't the healthiest options, but startling new evidence suggests they're doing serious damage.


10 diet myths overturned in the past decade, from 'fat makes you fat' to 'supplements are harmless'

2020-01-01 12:50

Over the past 10 years, we've also come to learn that whole, unprocessed foods are healthiest and that BMI is a poor indicator of health.

Tongaat Hulett leadership hopeful of turnaround amidst liquidity uncertainty

2019-12-10 18:54

'There is an opportunity to turn the business around and we will give it our best shot," says Tongaat's chairperson Louis von Zeuner.

Don't be fooled by foods that sound healthy but aren't

2019-10-25 11:45

There are many foods we associate with healthy eating that are actually laden with white flour, sugar and fat.

5 things you need to know in SA business today, and 9 reasons why experts say you should cut back on sugar

2019-09-30 07:06

Tito Mboweni sticks to his guns, petrol goes up, new Presidential Economic Advisory Council members, a bad quarter for the JSE, and a new Development Bank chair.

Could a 'snack tax' work better than the tax on sugary drinks to curb obesity?

2019-09-06 16:50

Sugary drinks may not be the biggest culprit in obesity - research suggests that a tax on sugary snacks may be even better.

We tried the new coffee-flavoured Bar One – and it didn’t have the kick we were looking for

2019-08-12 15:42

South Africans looking to get more kick out of their 25-hour day will have to continue their search.

Saudi Arabia to start taxing sugary drinks in December

2019-06-15 15:49

Saudi Arabia will begin implementing a new excise tax on sweetened drinks from December 1, according to the official gazette, as the kingdom seeks to boost non-oil revenue.

SA's sugar crisis: Fears import threat could crush sugar value chain

2019-04-28 17:36

There is a need for the SA sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offerings amid fears that increasing imported sugar could cripple the domestic sugar value chain, says the Department of Trade and Industry.

The 5 deadliest habits to avoid as you get older

2019-03-30 19:25

A handful of activities can be truly detrimental to your health. In some cases, new studies have found a link between those habits and an early death.

You're eating more sugar than you think and it will affect your heart

2019-03-18 06:59

Do you think you're not at risk for heart disease and that you don't eat too much sugar? Think again! Our nutritional expert tells us the scary truth.

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