Breakfast Food with Excess Nutrients
Can you get too much of a good thing? When it comes to vitamin A, zinc and niacin, yes you can. In a study released today by EWG, it was found that flawed government policies and the food industry are to blame for children receiving excessive amounts of nutrients.
“Fortified breakfast cereals are the number one source of excessive intake because all three nutrients are added to fortified foods in amounts calculated for adults, not children. The FDA’s current Daily Values for these three nutrients are actually higher than the “Tolerable Upper Intake Level” calculated by the Institute of Medicine for children 8 and younger. Pregnant women and older adults may also be at risk of consuming too much vitamin A from other fortified foods, such as snack bars.”
Read the entire report here.
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