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Focal Points of Nutrition: Vitamins

Posted Aug 19 2009 6:32pm
There are two categories of vitamins: fat soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins. Any excess of water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C, can be flushed from the body through the kidneys (with the exception of vitamins B 12 and B 6 ). However, fat-soluble vitamins are not readily excreted from the body in excess. This can lead to toxicity if these vitamins are over-consumed; a major reason why one should be careful of the over-consumption of energy drinks, high in B vitamins.

Vitamins are available in a variety of forms, but best consumed through whole foods. A simple rule one can follow to help get a good variety of necessary vitamins in their diet is to consume the most colorful vegetables and fruits (focusing on deep greens, reds, oranges and yellows) in an assortment of shades.

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