Dietary supplements

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Colorado State University
Food Sci+Human Nutrition
FSHN 125
John Avens

13 November Learning Exercise #84 A healthy human eating a wide variety of foods, properly balancing macronutrients from food, and not overeating total kcalories, would significantly benefit from: A. Regular moderate exercise and more water B. Megadoses of multiple vitamins and minerals C. Getting more sleep and managing stress *D. A and C only E. A, B, and C Nutrients: Cause, Prevention, and Cure of Disease Protein Fat Carbohydrate Vitamins Minerals Water Learning Objective What are three guidelines to maintaining nutritional health? Variety Balance Moderation Learning Exercise #85 Vitamin, mineral, and herbal “supplements” are required by federal law to be tested for safety and effectiveness, prior to being allowed to be sold for human consumption. A. True *B. False Learning Objective By definition, a “dietary supplement” is a non-food product which contains any of the following: Vitamins Minerals Amino acids Herbs or other botanical substances Herbs and other botanical substances St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Echinacea, Valerian, etc. Some herbs may be harmless while others are potentially toxic Some herbs may be effective while others may be ineffective They are not required to be tested prior to use for safety or effectiveness. Learning Exercise #86 “Dietary supplements”: *A. Need a balanced, varied diet of real foods to be effective B. Are not needed in addition to a balanced, varied diet of real foods
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