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Vitamin A

Golden rice can end world hunger

Rice is a food staple for two billion people worldwide, but it does not contain provitamin A. That is one of the reasons why 250 million children worldwide have a deficit in this vital vitamin.

Monday, 1 October, 2012, 6:46pm

On style, she rules

I don't know why but I used to see a lot more swim tunic cover-up things around in small Central boutiques and outlets. I had a quick look and haven't found any and can't wait for online deliveries. Can you help?

Got it Covered, Central

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Celebrating courgettes

Courgettes, also known as zucchini, are low in fat and calories, and a good source of key nutrients such as vitamin A, the B group vitamins like folate, thiamin, riboflavin, and the mineral potassium. Don't be tempted to peel off the skin, as this is where most of these nutrients lie.

Courgette salad with lime and chilli dressing

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

What are anti-oxidants?

Nature's protection against harmful chemicals comes in a variety of colours

Anti-oxidants protect us against damage from free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer and heart disease in later life.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Juice on carrots

A reader has sent me an e-mail about carrot juice. Not because it's a wonderful source of nutrients, but because - in her case - drinking a lot of it turned her face, palms and feet yellow.

This is a common problem among people who drink too much carrot juice, overdose on multivitamins or eat large amounts of vegetables containing the orange pigment carotene.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Lowdown on lotions

Common ingredients found in body creams and what they mean

Algae extract: Derived from marine plants, it is rich in vitamins and trace minerals.

29 Apr 2005 - 12:00am