KNOW-HOW & KNOWLEDGE

Did you now that?Things to know and fascinating facts about nutrition.

  • … the ‘International Unit’ (IU), a unit of measurement for the amount of a substance (e.g., vitamins) based on measured biological activity, is not part of the International System of Units used in physics and chemistry?
  • ... the term 'Vitamins' is actually misleading?
  • … micronutrients (vitamins, carotenoids etc.) often undergo false expectations in regard to their efficacy?
  • … the validity of study results depends on the type of study from which they were generated?
  • … a ‘balanced diet’ for sufficient vitamin supply includes a variety of fruit and vegetables?
  • ... you can avoid pesticides in fruit and vegetables when shopping and reduce their amount by appropriate food preparation?
  • ... vitamin D is, strictly speaking, not a vitamin since human skin can produce it?
  • … the original idea of naming the vitamins in alphabetical order according to the timing of their discovery was thwarted by the B vitamins?
  • … most of the animal kingdom can produce vitamin C?
  • … vitamins can work as ‘inner cosmetics’?
  • … diets can increase the risk of vitamin deficiency?
  • … vitamins cannot promote weight loss?
  • … medication can influence vitamin needs?
  • … alcoholic beverages can influence vitamin requirements?
  • … smokers need more vitamin C?
  • … for micronutrient intake ‘the more the better’ is not true?
  • … all the necessary micronutrients can be obtained from diet?
  • … the vitamin content of fresh fruits and vegetables can vary?
  • … food can loose its vitamin content quickly if stored?
  • … manufacturers in food industry often add vitamin C to products?
  • … freezing is a good way to conserve vitamins in food?
  • … a vegan diet is not necessarily rich in vitamins?
  • ... vitamins are not an energy source?
  • … sausages provide vitamin C?