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Nutrition basics

Fat is good for you

Fat is good for you. The perception that all fats are bad is about to change as the experts all agree that it's the quality, not so much the quantity, of fat that really counts.

Electrolytes and our ‘water balance’

Electrolytes are vitally important to our health: when the amount of water in our bodies changes, it can cause levels of electrolytes to become too high or too low.

How to benefit from negative-energy foods

Some foods have such a low energy content that you can eat large quantities of them without risking weight gain. Here's how to use these foods to your advantage.

The fructose controversy

Some say high intake of fructose is to blame for obesity, cardio vascular disease and metabolic syndrome while others say is a sugar like any other. DietDoc investigates.

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