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You may think fruit or vegetables five-a-day guarantees your daily vitamin intake.

The trick is to prepare with care as many vitamins can be lost during preparation. Boiling can effect the vegetable nutrients, over cooking will dissolve the goodness. Vitamin C from vegetables can be destroyed by light, air and any heat above seventy degrees.

Boiling is ideal only for potatoes only, sallow frying...

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Alcohol Units

What is one unit of alcohol?

Alcohol units are used to give us a easy and accurate way of measuring the amount alcohol we consume.

Unfortunately many people are confused about the number of units found in many common drinks.

These following calculations can give you an idea of how to measure one unit.

1/2 a pint of ordinary strength beer or...

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What is fat used for  Fat is an essential nutrient in a balanced diet, we need fat in foods for many different reasons. Firstly it supplies us with energy and essential nutrients. It helps our body by cushioning our bones from any damage and delivering our body much needed warmth.Fat is a major structural component of our cells and our membranes needed for growth and repair of tissues.   Types of fat  Fats come in two different forms we have saturated fat and unsaturated fat . The difference between these fats is quite easy to explain often you find saturated...

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