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Food-based nutrition as nature intended

When you bite into an apple or eat an orange do you think about what it contains? Probably not. But consider for a moment the fact that nature almost never supplies simple single nutrients. The fruit you are eating is a complicated organic structure. When you get down to the molecular level it is a matrix of biological complexes, forming the individual cells, which together make the whole fruit. 

In nature, vitamins and minerals are always bound within the structure of the plant, as biological complexes attached either to amino acids, proteins, polysaccharides, lipids or other food nutrients. 

As we learn more about nutrition, nutritionists are beginning to realise that nutrients rarely work in isolation and that each organic component of the whole food is important, because many nutrients work in synergy together and food is always more th....

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