Diet at the Village: January

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Melissa F. Pheterson on Jan 3, 2008 at 3:30PM

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Diet at the Village: January

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Popper beware

We all know to shoot for the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of nutrients — popping supplements to meet our quota lest we fall short. Consumer spending on vitamins has doubled in the past 6 years and fortified foods and vitamins are in. But "when it comes to vitamins, more isn't always better," says Madelyn. The hazards of OD-ing are especially acute for fat-soluble vitamins — including vitamins D, E and A and beta-carotene, which don't easily pass from the body. Tread carefully with supplements and know the "ceiling" of safe intake.

To play it safe take the following steps...

Ask your doctor these questions about potential interactions >>

Learn what supplements you should be taking >>

Avoid vitamins labeled as "mega," "thera" or "super" >>

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