Breaking Down Food: Vitamins Explained

What's in Your Food?

We all know we need to eat a variety of food to get the proper amounts of vitamins our bodies need to function, but what do these vitamins actually do? Read on for a breakdown of the specific jobs each vitamin does, as well as the foods they can be found in. Since most people generally get all the nutrients they need through food, be sure to ask a doctor before taking any supplements — including a multivitamin — to avoid having too many vitamins, which can be dangerous.

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January 15, 2015

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January 15, 2015