"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts"
If you are a parent who is loading your child with vitamins
This is something you need to remember.
The key word in your vocabulary when you think of nutrition for your child should be WHOLE
Eat whole food as a family. Especially whole grain.
Because inside the whole grain... The vitamins and minerals come prepackaged in the way that they are absorbed best by the body.
For example -The fiber in the whole grain slows down the passage of food in the gut.
This results in the vitamins having more time to move into the blood
Otherwise they just go in and out
Then the grain germ has lipids that help in the absorption of Vitamins A D E and K
There are many more things that facilitate vitamin and mineral absorption when you eat WHOLE grains and other WHOLE food.
Use vitamins in the form of pills only on prescription.. To overcome certain deficiencies.
At all other times eat whole food to stay healthy.
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