How Much Should I Eat?: Vitamins and Nutrients
Are You OD-ing on Healthy Nutrients?
You know that things like fiber and omega-3s are good for you, but consuming them in excess just isn’t necessary—and your calorie count could be spent in other ways
Every health guru will tell you to load up on antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s, but as is the case with most everything in life, you can have too much of a good thing. A healthy balance of nutrients will help keep your weight down and your body strong, but flooding your system with 1000 percent of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C will hardly give you a nutritional edge. Plus, downing two servings of a sugary smoothie for the sake of its nutrients can saddle you with extra calories.
Instead, maximize the health benefits of your diet without over-taxing your belly. Here’s a breakdown of what your body actually needs, and how you can get these healthy nutrients in appropriate quantities.