vitamin loss


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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:
http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-Weight-With-Vitamins
the advise about the Choline- 9 times out of 10 you have much more then enough Choline in your body.

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