We often eat loads fresh food that should be loaded with nutrients necessary for good health, such as magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A and C. But is that the case and really how much of today’s fresh food we do need to eat in order to obtain enough nutrients from their diets.
The typical diet in 90 percent of countries around the world includes the UK and the USA, is heavy in nutrient-poor processed foods, refined grains, and added sugars—all linked to inflammation and chronic disease. Yet even if you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, you may still fall short of needed nutrients. That's a consequence of the world we live in. "As manufactures continues experiment with foods and companies continues do damage our Eco system, our ability to absorb nutrients from these food decreases.
Can a supplement make up the difference? It's a touchy subject.
Dietary supplements are the obvious way to plug gaps in your diet. As long you are taking them in moderation, taking too much can actually harm you. For example, you can get too much of a particular nutrient without realizing it. "Extra vitamin A supplements can lead too dangerous, toxic levels if taken too frequently, according to Dr. Clifford Lo, an associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The evidence about the benefits of multivitamins is mixed according Dr. Sesso who was a lead researcher in one of the largest studies to date on multivitamins, the Physicians' Health Study II, which found that multivitamins were associated with a reduction in the risk of cancer and cataracts. A study published March 1, 2015, in The Journal of Nutrition found that a multivitamin with minerals lowered the risk of death from heart disease.
It is advised that you try to improve your diet before you while using multi vitamins supplements. That's because nutrients are most potent when they come from food and some nutrients in food are beneficial when consume with other nutrients, so eating a good diet with a moderate program of multivitamins is essential.
Bottom line: "Look for a multivitamin with D and B vitamins (especially folate), iron, magnesium, and calcium.
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