Monday, January 24, 2011

There is such a thing as TOO MUCH!

You may remember a previous post about vitamin waters. This is along the same lines. An article in today's paper discusses the high levels of vitamin A in some drinks such as FUZE. I am often concerned about the new lines of vitamin waters/drinks since we get these nutrients from the foods that we eat. If someone eats a well balanced diet with variety they should have no problem meeting their daily requirements. These drinks which are considered to be natural health products have different rules and can be sold with department issued exemption numbers since Health Canada has a backlog of license applications. The issue is when the fortification leads people to consume nutrients above and beyond the tolerable upper intake levels.

If you're drinking fortified juices/waters/beverages, take time to look at the contents and % DV to see how much you're getting. Use these products with caution and in moderation.

Steph Wheler