I'm so bad with the vinegar thing I've been known to just lick the coating off salt & vinegar chips and chuck the chip. (Mmmmm... dill pickle chips can be good for that, too). Can you say acid burn on the tongue?
There was a "diet" at one time called the "cider vinegar diet". It was believed that the acidity of the vinegar helped one process food better and upped metabolism to burn more fat. A questionable diet at best but like most of them, there can be some positive elements found in it.
To be honest - sometimes I take a multi-vit but, have only in the winter months (Dec-Feb). As of January, I take 1000mg of vitamin D every day and that's it. A lab showed I was deficient and I was told to take 500mg/day. After reading about
vitamin D (and finding out that it's one of, if not "the", most important one of the bunch), I upped it myself. There are so many more things this vitamin does than just it's teeth/bones (calcium) benefits. My last lab showed I was high in potassium and iron but everything else was bang on. I wouldn't want to take a multi that had either of those in it so, I guess for the moment I prefer to supplement only those element I might need to.
I'm relatively new to the whole vitamin/mineral/supplements thing and have only recently been researching it. Like all things I put in my body, I have to know why I need it (and in what quantities); I don't do things arbitrarily when it comes to that
I know, with my thyroid condition (hypothyroid), that soy products are not for me (studies link hormonal interference of soy with thyroid. Not to mention soy's "estrogen" effect). There's a lot of interesting stuff out there but can't always be taken at face value - like everything
It's interesting to note that certain vitamins, like vitamin A,D or E, are 'fat soluble'. Meaning they only get absorbed into the body by riding the coat tails of fat molecules or shall I say, when eaten along with some fat. (No fat means the vitamin just passes right through you). Vitamin C is also prone to oxidization. Meaning to say... cutting an orange into wedges as opposed to say eating it in segments (where the orange's natural membrane "contains" all the valuable vitamins), causes it to lose over 30% of the vitamin within 30 seconds of it being cut. So much for fresh squeezed!
I don't have any particular favourite sites/pages but, I do enjoy the following:
Everything you want to know about
National Institute of Health - Office of Dietary Supplements:
I'm always poking around so, I'll let you know if come across anything to share.
(updated to correct vitamin letter(s))
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"
"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus
Post Edited (Phishbowl) : 8/5/2009 11:55:55 AM (GMT-6)