地道美语听力播客:Taking Vitamins and Supplements
日期:2011-06-10 10:24

(单词翻译:单击)

The last time I went to the doctor for a checkup, she told me that I needed to start taking some dietary supplements that had the vitamins and minerals that my body needed to stay healthy. I told her that I ate a balanced diet, but she said that many people who generally ate well still didn’t get the nutrients their bodies needed every day, and that’s why she recommends taking a multivitamin. I remember taking chewable vitamins when I was a kid, but as an adult, I never thought I needed it. It wasn’t because I had any signs of deficiency, she said, but that it was better to be safe than sorry.

I asked if it was possible to overdose on over-the-counter multivitamins, and she said that it was highly unlikely if I followed the recommended dosage. She said that most people’s bodies are able to tolerate and absorb the multivitamins without any problems. As I get older, she said, it’s all the more important to take care of myself.

She’s right, of course. I shouldn’t neglect my health. I just wonder if I can find some of those chewable vitamins in the shape of my favorite cartoon characters. I may be an adult, but I don’t always have to act like one!

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重点单词
  • neglectvt. 忽视,疏忽,忽略 n. 疏忽,忽视
  • deficiencyn. 缺乏,不足,缺点
  • toleratevt. 容忍,忍受
  • unlikelyadj. 不太可能的
  • cartoonn. 动画片,漫画 vt. 为 ... 画漫画
  • overdosen. 配药量过多,过量 v. (使)服过量的药
  • absorbvt. 吸纳,吸引 ... 的注意,吞并