After listening to a recorded webinar on Whole Foods vs. Supplements I got to wondering "Is it true research shows vitamin supplements don't prevent chronic disease? Is it true there is no medical research to prove you get healthier taking vitamin supplements?" I looked to the NIH for help. I was surprised to find, it's true! There is no evidence vitamin supplements prevent chronic disease and in some cases isolated vitamins such as Vitamin E may be harmful to the body.
I was also surprised to see the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association no longer recommend adding vitamin supplements to your diet. They all recommend eating the whole foods with natural occurring phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins not man made reproductions. Definitely something to think about the next time someone encourages you to take a multi-vitamin or even a group of them. If vitamins don't make you healthier, why are you taking them?
If you're not sure, ask me to send you the rebroadcast of Whole Food vs Supplements and read the article below.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH) posted Antioxidants in Depth on their website. Here's how it starts ....
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Your partner in health,
Cindy Cohen RN, BS BA
Certified Health Coach