How Much Should I Eat?: Vitamins and Nutrients
Are You OD-ing on Healthy Nutrients?
Every health guru will tell you to load up on antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s, but as is the case with most everything in life, you can have too much of a good thing. A healthy balance of nutrients will help keep your weight down and your body strong, but flooding your system with 1000 percent of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C will hardly give you a nutritional edge. Plus, downing two servings of a sugary smoothie for the sake of its nutrients can saddle you with extra calories.
Instead, maximize the health benefits of your diet without over-taxing your belly. Here’s a breakdown of what your body actually needs, and how you can get these healthy nutrients in appropriate quantities.