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Essential nutrients

Nutrients are the indispensable, essential, vital bricks our bodies need to develop and work. Should we enrich flour, oil or salt with micronutrients to tackle malnutrition? Is it advisable for athletes to take food supplements?

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15.11.2014 Jacques Décombaz
Twenty years ago, many scientists agreed: biochemistry and nutrition would boost performance in sport. Hundreds of studies and an avalanche of new food supplements seemed to prove them right.
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15.11.2014 Greg Garrett
Despite positive developments in reducing undernutrition over the last decade, today one in nine people – 805 million worldwide – still goes to bed hungry every night (1). At the same time, an estimated two billion people are affected by “hidden hunger”, or micronutrient deficiency, which is the lack of essential vitamins and minerals required in small amounts by the body.
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25.04.2014 Annika Gil

The gap between what scientists say and what people believe is especially large when it comes to food. But opinions change as quickly as fashions. Ideas about what is good and what is bad for us are likely to be quite different tomorrow.

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