Got milk?

December 1, 2017

We all know that what you eat when you’re pregnant affects the growth and development of your foetus and pregnant women should avoid certain foods like raw meat/fish, fish with high levels of mercury (like tuna and mackerel), smoked seafood, raw shellfish, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, alcohol and excessive amounts of caffeine.

National nutrition week: rethink your drink

October 17, 2017

National nutrition week runs every year, with the purpose of raising awareness and reinforcement of nutrition education. This year the theme was “Rethink your drink- choose water” which aims to get South Africans drinking water every day.

Food for Thought

September 20, 2017

Good for Thought

Can certain foods make you smarter? Ever remember your mom promising you’ll be more clever if you finish all your peas? Is there really such a thing as brain food? Read on to find out.

Vitamin D – A Natural Anti-Depressant?

September 7, 2017

Many studies have shown vitamin D to have a positive impact on depression and mood. We look into the research and how you can benefit from Vitamin in your life.

Breakfast: The Meal of Champions

July 7, 2017

We have all heard our parents and grandparents say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but is it really? There are many “old wives tales” that the older generation seems to cling to; is this another one or is it actually based on science? Daily Dietitian investigates.

4 Reasons Why You Don’t Need to Fear Carbs, According to Experts

October 20, 2016

This article was written by Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, survivors of trauma, eating disorders, body-image issues, and mood disorders. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She is a junior board member for The National Eating Disorder Association. “These days, carbohydrates are […]

Why are we getting fat and sick?

August 10, 2016

Fat People

10 reasons we are getting fat and sick 1. Sugar consumption has skyrocketed. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Numerous studies show that eating excess amounts of added sugar can have harmful effects on metabolism, leading to insulin resistance, belly fat gain and high triglycerides…to name a few. There are […]

7 Easy Steps To A Happier, Healthier Gut

April 6, 2016

Healthy Gut

A properly functioning digestive system (a healthier gut) is critical to good health. In fact, 60 -80% of our immune system is located in our gut, and 90% of our neurotransmitters (chemicals responsible for regulating mood) such as serotonin are made in our gut. Problems in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract can cause more than just […]

11 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

November 9, 2015

Can someone enjoy healthy holiday eating? There are healthy, balanced ways to maintain your weight during the holidays, and none of the ones below include crash dieting. Daily Dietitian gives you 11 different ways you can maintain a balanced regimen during a time of year when eating and drinking is paramount… Tips For Staying Balanced […]


October 27, 2015

By Leigh-Ann Silber RD (SA), Daily Dietitian Registered dietitian Over the past few years, the original American celebration seems to have enticed our South African kids. Personally, I don’t ever remember celebrating it. But, I now look forward to dressing up the kids and even started stocking up on sweets to give “trick-or-treaters” that came […]