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Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids

 
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Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
USA Today- Young children who dig into a bowl of fortified breakfast cereal may be getting too much of a good thing.
A new report says that "millions of children are ingesting potentially unhealthy amounts" of vitamin A, zinc and niacin, with fortified breakfast cereals the leading source of the excessive intake because all three nutrients are added in amounts calculated for adults.
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I got to thinking. A lot of other foods are also fortified, like bread, oats and juice. Makes me wonder if we all aren't over fortified, with vitamin A, zinc, niacin, folic acid, calcium and what not?

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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Could be just another one of those phony health scares.

But what effect could news such as this have on the vitamin supplement pill industry, I wonder?


Both sides could be just a scam, in any case.



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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Wouldn't the body only use what it needs?
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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Wouldn't the body only use what it needs?
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Good point, but I'm not sure. I know people can get protein poising. If the only meat a person eats for a long time is rabbit, it happens. rabbits are totally lean. I was actually going someplace with that, but fully lost the thought.
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Wouldn't the body only use what it needs?
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nope, you are mostly water and everything water soluble becomes part of the solution. You have kidneys that dump stuff but breakfast cereals are man made and constitute a special problem.
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Wouldn't the body only use what it needs?
 Quoting: TheTruthMonger


nope, you are mostly water and everything water soluble becomes part of the solution. You have kidneys that dump stuff but breakfast cereals are man made and constitute a special problem.
 Quoting: Kirk


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thanks for clarifying. Makes sense.
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Wouldn't the body only use what it needs?
 Quoting: TheTruthMonger


Good point, but I'm not sure. I know people can get protein poising. If the only meat a person eats for a long time is rabbit, it happens. rabbits are totally lean. I was actually going someplace with that, but fully lost the thought.
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i think i got it

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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
i'll never give up my capn crunch peanut butter crunch

that is, until it kills me. then i'll give it up. but it's on MY TERMS!
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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Fortified anything is bad.

Look at the losers on skid row guzzling rotgut fortified wine and malt liquor swill.
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Wouldn't the body only use what it needs?
 Quoting: TheTruthMonger


Good point, but I'm not sure. I know people can get protein poising. If the only meat a person eats for a long time is rabbit, it happens. rabbits are totally lean. I was actually going someplace with that, but fully lost the thought.
 Quoting: deanoZXT


some vitamins are water soluble (you pee them out, like vitamin c) & some are fat soluble (they will sit in your spare tire until needed.)

You don't generally get sick from too much vitamins, you'd have to be taking very high doses.

That said, don't eat foods that have so little nutritional value that they NEED to be 'fortified.' Eat real food, & food-based vitamins if you have a specific deficiency.
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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Could be just another one of those phony health scares.

But what effect could news such as this have on the vitamin supplement pill industry, I wonder?


Both sides could be just a scam, in any case.



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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Could be just another one of those phony health scares.

But what effect could news such as this have on the vitamin supplement pill industry, I wonder?


Both sides could be just a scam, in any case.



.....there...I used a lot of words to say actually not much at all.
 Quoting: Shoot-Straight Johnny


At least you made a good pointless, point.
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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
synthetic folic acid in fortified foods blocks natural folate.
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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Trisodium Phosphate is paint thinner.

Check the ingredients on the cereal boxes, chances are if it is a name brand cereal it has it listed.

If you feed your kids this poison, or eat it yourself, you are stupid.
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Re: Fortified Cereals May Actually Be 'Poisoning' Kids
Trisodium Phosphate is paint thinner.

Check the ingredients on the cereal boxes, chances are if it is a name brand cereal it has it listed.

If you feed your kids this poison, or eat it yourself, you are stupid.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15339044


Looked up Trisodium Phosphate. Looks like a great cleaner. Living in the Northwest, the patio can get that slick mold over the fall/winter. It's getting nice weather and time to clean it off and pull the grill out. As far as in cereal, I dunno, something about it in Cheerios. Anyhow, it is not in Kellogg's raisin brand. I eat a huge bowl every 4 days (3cups). Just for the fiber.

Last Edited by deanoZXT on 06/24/2014 11:39 PM
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