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Adding fat to your salad makes it healthier, new research reveals. Tucking into a plate of lettuce and cucumber with a drizzle of oil could increase the absorption of eight nutrients that are linked to human health, a study found. Such nutrients include vitamins A, E and K, which have previously been associated with cancer prevention and improved vision, the research adds. Lead author Professor Wendy White from Iowa State University, said: ‘The best way to explain it would be to say that adding twice the amount of salad dressing leads to twice theĀ nutrient absorption.’

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