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Optimum Nutrition by Stephanie Green

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CHAPTER9

Vitamins

In This Chapter

  • Distinguishing between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins
  • The process of vitamin absorption and digestion
  • B vitamins and their role in the body
  • Getting the right amount of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamins
  • How to avoid vitamin toxicity

Vitamins are essential for health. Your body is capable of making some of the 13 vitamins needed for it to function properly, but others must be obtained from the foods you eat.

In this chapter, we'll take a look at the important role of each vitamin and how your body uses them to support normal cell function and growth. We will learn how much you need each ...

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