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webmd.com: Getting Too Much of Vitamins And Minerals

The health consequences of going overboard.

Nowadays, everything from bottled water to orange juice seems to have souped-up levels of vitamins and minerals in it. That may sound like a way to help cover your nutritional bases, especially if your diet is less than stellar. But routinely getting an overload of vitamins and minerals can hurt you.

Too much vitamin C or zinc could cause nausea, diarrhea, and stomachcramps. Too much selenium could lead to hair loss, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue, and mild nerve damage.

While most people aren't getting megadoses, if you eat a fortified cereal at breakfast, grab an energy bar between meals, have enriched pasta for dinner, and take a daily supplement, you could easily be over the recommended daily intake of a host of nutrients.

Here's what you need to know to avoid overdoing it.

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Sometimes the adverse effects can seem (to the victim) worse than death. So, be careful out there!
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Experts Recommend 5-9 Servings Of Fruits & Veggies Daily

How many fruits and vegetables did you eat yesterday? Hmmm … if you can count on one hand, then I have a few tips for you! The new MyPlate icon from the USDA recommends filling HALF your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal! Using the MyPlate icon as an example for meal planning and food portion sizes helps increase produce consumption. Fruits and veggies are low in calories, high in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. Experts suggest that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis is difficult for many people. Excuses, busy schedules, eating on the run, junk foods – they all conspire to keep us from getting enough fruits and vegetables into our diets.

The solution? Make fruits and vegetables convenient to eat at home! Apples, pears, bananas, oranges, and cherry tomatoes don’t need refrigeration. These are great items for a fruit bowl. Just place in plain view on your kitchen countertop or table so when snack time rolls around it’s easy to grab a piece of fruit or a handful of cherry tomatoes. Sliced zucchini, cucumber, and bell pepper are also good for snacking and dipping. Yum!
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We are what we eat. So, what is IN what we eat? Check out Should one keep their body's chemical balance more acidic or alkaline? How do foods that one intakes react once they enter one's chemical factory (their body)?
 
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