Vitamin-Enriched Foods

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Were it not for the vitamins added to our food, from cereals and grains to milk and orange juice, the famously unhealthy American diet would be more difficult to sustain — perhaps forcing us to eat healthier, fresher foods.

Maybe you’ve heard that the vitamins and minerals you need are already contained in food and therefore fortification is superfluous. This may have been true at one time, but today, eating habits established by the widespread consumption of synthetic vitamins has essentially made addicts of us all.

source: big think

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