Errors in Consuming Vitamins


Mineral vitamins and supplements are now a £ 421 billion industry in the UK. However, as reported by Express UK, this vitamin or supplement will be in vain if taken with a drink or food that is wrong.

Now, Britons add vitamins and mineral supplements to their dietary patterns. In a recent study, 46 percent of the population showed use every day.

According to the National Health Service (NHS), vitamins and minerals are the body's nutrients needed in small amounts if they want to function properly.

They advise people to pay attention to the content in supplements that consume which should contain vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, as well as calcium, iodine and iron.


However, a recent survey conducted in 2000 people showed that 68 percent of people could not mention the original source of vitamins A and E, and 63 percent of people did not know the benefits for the body when consuming vit A, E and C.

In addition, people also don't understand how to take the right vitamins and mineral supplements.

"Some mineral supplements will not be effective if consumed with certain foods or drinks. For example, tannins in tea can undergo iron absorption. While oxalates in green leafy vegetables interfere with calcium absorption, "explained dietitian Dr. Sarah Schenker.

If you want to ensure iron intake at breakfast, people can skip tea and drink orange juice.

"A glass of 150 ml orange juice contains more than 100 percent RDA for vitamin C and this helps absorb iron from cereal consumed at breakfast," explained Dr. Schenker.

Recent research says many people experience a lack of vitamins that are important for the body. The study, published in the British Medical Journal last year, found that one in 12 women between the ages of 19 and 36 were deficient in vitamin B12.

Another study found 22 percent of Britons experienced vitamin D deficiency, and research by Queen Mary's University found the body was protected from fever and flu if diligently taking supplements.

According to Dr. Schenker, a balanced diet will indeed provide vitamins and minerals needed by the body, but there are also some exceptions.

"There are times when more supplements and vitamins are recommended such as folate before and during pregnancy. "There is also a group of people who benefit from taking supplements such as vitamin B12 for those who are on a vegan or vitamin D diet for those who cannot expose their skin to sunlight," he explained.

Even so, he warns against using supplements as a quick way out.

"Supplements can play an important role in certain things, but if a healthy diet is applied, people don't need to take supplements every day."

Some people take supplements once or twice a week as supporters, even though, according to him, supplements should not be used to pay for an unhealthy lifestyle.

Experts also find that parents' knowledge of vitamins might affect children's diet. They found 10 percent of fathers believed vitamins A, B, C, D, and E were not important in daily nutrients.

Dr. Schenker said parents should not rely on vitamins or mineral supplements too early in children. They should be educated with the correct knowledge of vitamins.

"It is best to support children to enjoy a balanced and varied diet. Moreover, children are often fussy about food or often get sick because of food consumed, "explained Dr. Schenker.

Under certain conditions, there is no harm in giving supplements to children, but added Dr. Schenker, the most important thing is to teach children about eating well to stay healthy.

"Children must understand why we have to eat a variety of foods that can provide the body with various vitamins. They should not think if the vitamin comes from a supplement. "

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