Food and nutrients - Vitamins, minerals

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Shopping for vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient with many roles. It...

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Shopping for foods with less salt

Most of us eat far too much salt — in...

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Most of us don’t need vitamin D supplements...

An analysis by University of Auckland researchers shows that unless...

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The diseases your diet can save you from

How is it possible people in developed countries are showing...

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Salt: How much is too much?

Sodium is essential to a range of bodily processes, but...

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‘Superfoods’ vs everyday heroes

Is it worth shelling out for ‘supercharged’ ingredients? We compare...

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Research roundup: Vitamin D

The role that vitamin D plays in helping to prevent...

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Behind the science: Magnesium

This mineral plays an important role in maintaining good health....

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Essential nutrients your family could be missing

New research shows that popping vitamin and mineral supplements isn’t...

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NZ Fulvic – mineral rich tonic

ADVERTORIAL: Support health and well-being with 100 per cent natural...

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Ask the experts: Fish oil supplements

Q: "What is the optimum amount of fish oil to...

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Ask Niki: Sodium in stir-fry sauces

Q: “I eat a lot of stir-fries because they’re quick...

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Ask the experts: The sodium-potassium balancing act

HFG senior nutritionist Rose Carr investigates the lesser-known, but equally...

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Ask the experts: Vitamin C in kiwifruit

Q: “I would like to know if the golden kiwifruit...

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Ask the experts: Dry skin

Q. "I get cracks on the corners of my mouth all...

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Ask the experts: Ash on food labels

Q: "I have noticed on a few labels lately the...

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Ask the experts: Potassium for heart health

Q: "I have recently learned that as well as reducing...

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Ask the experts: Vitamin A

Q: "I have read that vitamin A is good for...
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