How much of a nutrient is too much?

by Sandra Maya, Daniel Avelar, Christian Rodriguez

How much of a good thing is a bad thing?

The Food and Nutrition Board defines the tolerable

upper intake level (UL) as the highest level of daily nutrient intake.

You can get the nutrients your body needs from a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Eating too much of certain fruits and vegetables can also cause problems.

Frequently asked question about nutrition:

How can one avoid taking in too much?

You can prevent taking too much by reading labels, and eating the amount recommended by your health professional.