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SUGAR – the Big Bad Wolf

SUGAR – the Big Bad Wolf

Nearly three quarters of South Africans are overweight and the country ranks third in a list of the world’s most obese nations behind the United States and Mexico, according to surveys by GlaxoSmithKline and medical journal The Lancet. Three decades ago,...

Antiretrovirals lingering in SA’s tap water?

Antiretrovirals lingering in SA’s tap water?

Traces of antiretrovirals, anti-epileptic drugs, antibiotics and antidepressants are allegedly lingering in South African tap water.(Also read our article: Why South Africa could be edging towards a water crisis) Compounds of these drugs have been found...

Probiotics – A quick introduction

Probiotics – A quick introduction

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Our bodies are full of bacteria, for the most part healthy but occasionally overrun with harmful bacteria. Probiotics has a particular positive effect on the...

Harmful additives in the bread of today

Harmful additives in the bread of today

Traditionally bread has only four ingredients: flour, yeast, water and salt – but things have changed . . .   Victory for SA consumers A bit more than a year ago South African consumers successfully lobbied bread manufacturers to stop using the chemical...