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Unformatted text preview: will result in weight loss. However, vitamins and minerals are also reduced since the amount of food consumed is reduced. It becomes even more important to consume nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and especially vegetables, but also fats. Vitamins supplements are also an option, but are not ideal. This is because vitamins and minerals interact synergistically. The human body may not be able to utilize everything in the supplement. For example, vitamin A must be dissolved in fat, since they are absorbed from the small intestines, along with dietary fat. Fluid intake should be adequate in order for the body to properly absorb water-soluble vitamins. A reduction in calories does not necessarily mean that one will eat less; vegetables can be better incorporated into the diet to replace other foods. Protein and B-complex vitamin intake must be adequate, nonetheless. http://www.faqs.org/nutrition/Smi-Z/Vitamins-Fat-Soluble.html...
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course MGMT 303 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '08 term at Agnes Scott College.
- Spring '08