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Are Vitamin Enriched Soft Drinks Worth the Money?
Are Vitamin Enriched Soft Drinks Worth the Money?
Many drinks are advertised as 'vitamin enriched', which makes them seem healthier. But are they healthier or just more expensive, and are they really worth the extra…...
Are Vitamin Enriched Sweets and Snacks Worth the Money?
Are Vitamin Enriched Sweets and Snacks Worth the Money?
Increasing numbers of manufacturers are adding vitamin to snack foods, including savoury snacks and sweets. Do these added vitamins really turn junk food into…...
Are Vitamins in Food Better Than Supplements?
Are Vitamins in Food Better Than Supplements?
Vitamins are essential compounds that cannot be made by the body so must come from the diet. People should get enough vitamins from eating a balanced diet. But when…...
Cooking to Preserve Vitamins
Cooking to Preserve Vitamins
Vitamins come from food but are destroyed by high cooking temperatures combined with long cooking times. Vitamins can also dissolve into the water that fruit and…...
Do We Need to Buy Vitamin-enriched Cereals?
Do We Need to Buy Vitamin-enriched Cereals?
Many breakfast cereals are enriched with extra vitamins and minerals, and this can be a boon for busy parents, or people concerned that they are not getting enough…...
Fun Facts: Which Foods Have the Most Vitamins?
Fun Facts: Which Foods Have the Most Vitamins?
Different foods have varying levels of different vitamins....
Getting a Balanced Diet on a Low Income
Getting a Balanced Diet on a Low Income
It’s important for long-term health, especially for children, to eat a balanced and healthy diet. This can seem a lot harder on a low income, but it is possible with…...
Hints and Tips for a Vitamin Rich Diet
Hints and Tips for a Vitamin Rich Diet
Keeping healthy includes getting all the right vitamins in the right amounts, and the best way to get these is through diet rather than vitamin supplements. Here are…...
Vitamins and Dairy Products
Vitamins and Dairy Products
Dairy products that contain vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 and calcium and how dairy fits into a healthy, balanced diet....
Vitamins and Fruit
Vitamins and Fruit
A summary of the importance of fruit in our daily vitamin intake, including fruits rich in vitamin C and vitamins in dried fruit....
Vitamins and Meat
Vitamins and Meat
A summary of which vitamins can be found in meat and how to eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes meat....
Vitamins and Vegetables
Vitamins and Vegetables
A summary of how to cook and store vegetables for maximum nutrition and which vitamins are in which vegetables....
Vitamins and Vegetarians
Vitamins and Vegetarians
Finding your vitamins in plant-based foods, for vegans and vegetarians....
What is the RDA?
What is the RDA?
The RDA (recommended dietary [or daily] allowance) is the amount of each vitamin that people need every day. So how much of each vitamin do we need?...
Why Do Flour and Margarine Have Added Vitamins?
Why Do Flour and Margarine Have Added Vitamins?
Products containing flour and margarine make up a large part of many people's diets - flour in bread and cakes, and margarine on toast, in sandwiches, and in a lot of…...
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