|Nutrition - wednesday 2006-06-21 0715||last modified 2006-06-21 0715|
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Where do you go, if anywhere, to learn how to build meals that supply you with necessary nutrients? I'm not a big fan of supplements, I'd rather have it all in one shot in my food.
Like most of the spin out there on food and health, there isn't much valid scientific research on whether vitamin supplements function the way they're claimed. There's a lot of money to be made selling quick fixes to rushed people, so the less hard answers to simple questions there are, the better off somebody's pocketbook will be. So it goes.
NIH attempted to resolve the question on multivitamin / multimineral supplements but doesn't seem to have gotten anywhere ("There's not enough research"). Draft saved for further reading.
As a data monger, I feel like a big chunk of info on what nutrients we need in what quantities associated with which fresh ingredients would be real useful-like. Anybody have that one laying around?