Multivitamins Are Useless But We Keep Taking Them

March 29, 2017

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It is a multi-billion dollar industry that portrays a healthy lifestyle but that multi-vitamin you religiously take every morning is basically useless.  Although our bodies need vitamins, supplements in pill form rarely offer any assistance in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, declines in cognitive ability, and premature death. What's even more is in some cases multivitamins may actually be harmful. But even after the results of dozens reports over the years, we are still spending billions of dollars on them even though the Centers For Disease Control says 9 out of 10 Americans are getting enough of some important vitamins and nutrients. So with all of this information, why are we still buying them? Mainly for peace of mind for a lifestyle of poor eating habits.  While most of Americans eat only two servings of fruits and vegetables a day, rather than the recommended 10 servings, a pill seems like a logical way to fill the gap.  However food contains thousands of phyto-chemicals, fiber, and more that work together to promote good health that cannot be duplicated with a pill. Unless your doctor recommends a supplement to assist in a vitamin deficiency, use the money you are spending on multivitamins and buy fruits and vegetables naturally filed with vitamins for a healthier lifestyle.

SOURCE: The Week

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