You may think you're doing yourself a favor by taking a dietary supplement and eating fortified foods... but Consumer Reports has a new warning.
Basically, you could be getting too much of a good thing.
For example, if you drink orange juice or eat things like cereal, pasta, bread, protein drinks or snack bars... you could be getting way too many nutrients that can ultimately increase your risk for more health problems.
Take calcium. An adult is supposed to get about 1200 milligrams a day. But if you eat a bowl of Total Whole Grain cereal, it's fortified with 100 percent of your daily calcium needs. That's without milk. If you're taking a calcium supplement, you've doubled the amount your body needs. And too much calcium could lead to KIDNEY STONES.
I'll be on Live at Four with the details today (check back to channel3000.com) for the link. Consumer Reports will tell you how to find fortified food info on your labels, which nutrients to be concerned about, and what doctors are saying about taking supplements. In the meantime, I'll see you at 4! Tweet me with your questions! @MichelleLiTV