Nutrition Ch 7
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1. What is the only disease that can be cured by taking vitamins?
1. Why do we need vitamins in our diet?
They aid in the processes that allow other nutrients to be digested, absorbed, metabolized or built into body structures
1. Which vitamins are fat soluble vs water soluble?
A D E K
B group C
1. How does fat vs water solubility affect how often we need to eat a certain vitamin?a. How does it affect the potential for toxicity in case of an overdose?
Fat soluble don't need to be eaten every day. Can be stored in the liver and fatty tissues excess can build up to toxic levels over time
Water soluble absorb directly into bloodstream and travel freely in the blood. Not stored in body for long and excess are excreted in urine.
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