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Should You Be Taking a Multivitamin?

Peoria Journal Star on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:26 GMT

Supplements: Do You Need to Take Them?” Eat Right , The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 7 Jan. 2016, www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/dietary- …

Studies reviewing the effects of taking a daily multivitamin have shown that they can fill vitamin and mineral gaps when your diet is poor, but there dont seem to be any long term benefits for otherwise healthy individuals (such as longer lifespan). Instead, it is best to include a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods to promote optimal health and reduce your risk for chronic diseases.

If you are still worried you are not getting all the nutrients you need, talk to a dietitian about strategies to modify your diet to maximize your intake of essential vitamins and minerals and reap the benefits of a nutritious diet.

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