Multivitamins: Are they Important?

It’s common wisdom that taking your vitamins is a good idea, but why is that? In NPR’s Multivitamins: The Case For Taking One A Day, Allison Aubrey notes that “when it comes to plugging nutritional gaps in our diet, some researchers say a multivitamin is a good bet” and further clarifies that “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans, on average, only eat about one fruit and one or two vegetables on a typical day. This helps explain why millions of people fall short of the recommended intakes of some vitamins and minerals.” While Julie Chen, M.D. writing for HuffPost Healthy Living asks: Can Multivitamins Help Us With Cancer Risks? Convinced of the benefits but don’t know how to pick the right multivitamins? How to Choose a Multivitamin over at WebMD provides a great resource.

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