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Does our body store extra nutrients if we have to much?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Yes

Mostly it will stored excess energy in the form of fat and sugar compounds.
Some nutrients, especially fat soluble ones will be kept for a long time but you will deplete the stores of water soluble nutrients in a much shorter period of time. The body can handle starvation for a period of several weeks to perhaps 5 weeks before things happen which can be dangerous.

In brief: Yes

Mostly it will stored excess energy in the form of fat and sugar compounds.
Some nutrients, especially fat soluble ones will be kept for a long time but you will deplete the stores of water soluble nutrients in a much shorter period of time. The body can handle starvation for a period of several weeks to perhaps 5 weeks before things happen which can be dangerous.
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