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Old 12-13-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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Fortified cereal why not just take a vitamin

I just read that the way they make cereal removes the nutrients in it and then they fortify nutrients back into it. Well what is so healthy about cereal then if someone can just take a vitamin and get all of those nutrients?

 
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Old 12-15-2003, 05:23 AM   #2
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Re: Fortified cereal why not just take a vitamin

It isn't...but to qualify as "food" it must have some nutritional value..so the government lets companies get away with it by spraying "fake" synthetic vitamins on it....now viola...it can be deemed a food. Sad isn't it.

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Old 12-15-2003, 07:21 AM   #3
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Re: Fortified cereal why not just take a vitamin

I'm always saying I like to keep by food separate from my vitamins, but it's amazing what we buy into, isn't it?

 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:18 AM   #4
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Re: Fortified cereal why not just take a vitamin

if something is "enriched" that means that vitamins were added back to compensate for those destroyed in the processing of the product. this must be done for white bread for example- the processing of which pretty much leaves a nutritionally empty food. the reasoning is to prevent b vitamin deficiencies.

"fortified" is a bit different. fortified foods have extra vitamins added above and beyond what they would normally contain.

 
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