Vitamins are healthy. Everyone will agree on. But how many vitamins should be swallowed daily are different opinions, particularly on the need or vitamins should be added to the daily food. Authoritative bodies (not only in the Netherlands) may indicate that for most people there is no need to take extra vitamins. Only for certain groups or in a limited number of situations, it is useful to supplement the daily diet with vitamins.
Many healthy people have the idea that it is still good to supplement the daily diet with vitamin pills. Especially if the letter r in the name of the month so occurs during the months of September to March. Experts find the Nutrition Center that does not require as many nutrients as the body used in the summer as in winter. There is usually no difference in the intake of vitamins in the summer or winter. The time that winter no fresh and healthy food was available is long gone. Also, the quality of the food in cans, jars or frozen food packaging greatly improved. By alternating meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables are additional vitamins according to the Nutrition Center no longer necessary.
For those who have extra vitamins
Preventing colds by swallowing vitamins will Nutrition Centre also unnecessary because you if you ingest a lot of vitamins can be cold. For some communities, it is wise to swallow vitamins such as:
- Young children: The flavor development in young children is often not so far that they all have dinner so it can be that they are not sufficiently ingest certain vitamins.
- Women: Women who are pregnant or breast lining because of the increased need for vitamins during the period of pregnancy and lactation.
- Elderly: In many cases, older people eat less or insufficient attention to a healthy diet which preferable supplement vitamin falls.
- Disease: Sometimes there is sickness and long-term drug use increased the need for certain vitamins and minerals.
- Dark: People with dark skin may benefit from vitamin D. For others, it’s good to watch how much vitamin D is in the food. Vitamin D is produced by the action of sunlight on the skin, which in winter happens less than in summer.
Complaints to swallow too much of vitamins
By too much of vitamins can cause intestinal disorders. The saying: ‘it can not then it does not harm “is not always applicable to swallowing vitamins. When vitamins are divided into two types. The one kind is soluble in water and the other type of fat. An excess of vitamins that are soluble in water will have any adverse effects because they disappear from the body in urine. With vitamins that are soluble may be problems with overdose in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Recommended Daily Allowance
In addition to the idea that additional vitamins, in most cases not be necessary, there is indeed a standard for many vitamins per day. The jars of vitamins are normally indicated how much the maximum dose should be a day with the acronym RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). By that, to maintain maximum is the risk of vitamin poisoning is very low. People who opt for supplements do well to take no more than one hundred percent of the daily recommended substances.
Shortly cook not stew
When you consider how high vitamin content of certain foods obviously plays a role in how many of these products are on the menu. As for containing blackcurrant three times as much vitamin C as oranges. But the amount of black berries that are eaten each year usually dwarfed by the number of oranges. Also, the method of preparation of the food plays a role in the actual content of vitamins. If, when cooking a lot of water is used (which is later drained) disappear many vitamins. The cooking time for some vitamins is important vitamins and disappear depending on the cooking time is longer. When stewing, vegetables lost more vitamins.
Proponents and opponents extra vitamins
In addition to the vision of the Nutrition Center that extra vitamins, as a rule, are not necessary, there are also global opponents of taking extra vitamins. As published in the renowned magazine JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) sometimes an article by researchers nutritional supplements (which belong vitamins) would not be beneficial. Others do it again as nonsense and accused its authors that they start from only a portion of the results of certain scientific studies. They think it is, therefore, unclear what the purpose of such a publication and are afraid that those who benefit greatly from a balanced use of vitamins, since it could stop agree, after reading such publications.
Difficult to choose
Because there are both advocates and opponents are taking extra vitamins, it is difficult to make a choice, but will go off many still tend to the authority of others (that appeal to them most).