Daily Dose of Vitamins (II)
Having good nutrition is essential for the development of all our physical and mental abilities, if we live a healthy and balanced diet, it is likely that vitamin requirements are covered.
However, there are many extra factors that influence the assimilation of the same, whether we are smokers, consuming too much caffeine or alcohol, eat a vegetarian diet is not controlled, we remain in an extremely thin, do not consume fresh foods, etc. In these cases we could reach not get the required daily dose.
Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption not only provides empty calories and decrease appetite, particularly because of lack of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and folic acid.Snuff: they were recommended to smokers a higher intake of vitamin C because this is involved in detoxification processes of toxic reacting with snuff.
Drugs: increase intake of vitamin C for its detoxifying and group B due to lack of appetite resulting in consumption.
Emotional stress, stress: stressful situations, the adrenal glands secrete a greater amount of adrenaline, which consume a large amount of vitamin C. Also need greater amounts of vitamin E and Group B.
Sugar or sugary foods: by eating sugar or white sugar products, your body uses reserves of vitamin B1 and minerals to metabolize.
Medications: the female contraceptives (estrogens) adversely affect the availability of most vitamins. Antibiotics and laxatives destroy the intestinal flora, so it can suffer from vitamin K deficiency, or B12.
In itself, lack of vitamins is almost as bad as abusing them. The use of vitamin supplements seems that lately has become a habit, and many people take them daily without even knowing if they exceed the recommended daily doses, often causing symptoms such as headaches, loss of appetite, weakness, nausea, hair loss, etc. (As noted above, this abuse occurs in the excessive consumption of fat-soluble vitamins as excess water soluble are excreted in urine).
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