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vitamin loss

Etymology: L, vita, life, amine
reduction in vitamin content of food resulting from the handling and preparation of fresh foods during harvesting, heating, pickling, salting, milling, canning, and other food-processing techniques. Further vitamin losses can occur because of digestive disorders that prevent nutrient absorption and the use of drugs such as isoniazid that are vitamin antagonists.

vitamin loss

Loss of vitamin content in food products from oxidation or heating. Methods of preserving foods such as pickling, salting, curing, fermenting, and canning enhance vitamin loss. Vitamin C is esp. labile; up to 85% is lost in commercial canning and pasteurization. Vitamin B1 in wheat is lost through milling because the vitamin B1 wheat embryo is removed.
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Patient discussion about vitamin loss

Q. If I take vitamins regularly – does it help me to loose weight? Some one at work told me that if I want to loose weight I should eat a balanced diet, so can I take multivitamins instead and still loose weight?

A. Vitamins can help you lose weight, but not instead of a diet. It can only help. Here is a link that pretty much covers it:
the advise about the Choline- 9 times out of 10 you have much more then enough Choline in your body.

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