Water

It is hard to exaggerate how important this stuff is. We are mostly water. Arguably, we are ambulating water bottles. The food we cook is mostly made of water and we cook food in water. Nonetheless, like anything common, it can be taken for granted. Plants are the ultimate water containers; nearly all vegetables and

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A beginners guide to fat

Our bodies need fat to function. For example, after allowing for water (70-80% by weight), our brains are mostly fat (health-conscious zombies beware). Fats in the brain provide the electrical insulation for our myriad nerve fibres, and have a role in nerve signaling and neurotransmission. Just as for vitamins, some fats are ‘essential’ – that

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