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Vitamins, Antioxidants, phytochemicals & dietary supplements

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Besides fat- and water-soluble vitamins being able to be dissolved in fat and water, respectively, what other differences exist between these two types of vitamins? Please give examples of each type and their nutritional roles in the body.

What are antioxidants and phytochemicals and what are their actions on the body? Give an example of each.

What factors do you consider before taking dietary supplements?

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Besides fat- and water-soluble vitamins being able to be dissolved in fat and water, respectively, what other differences exist between these two types of vitamins? Please give examples of each type and their nutritional roles in the body.

Retention in the body
Fat soluble vitamins dissolve only in your body's fat tissue. Any excess fat soluble vitamins are stored, which is why you have to be careful about not exceeding the proper dose on these, ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides the basic differences between the two types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. It then describes antioxidants and phytochemicals with examples and their actions on the body. In the last section, there are the factors which are needed to be considered before taking dietary supplements.

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