What Vitamins Do I Really Need?

A pile of different types of vitamins(BlackDoctor.org) — Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a cabinet full of vitamins and minerals that are touted to “fix”, “repair” or “erase” something.  We have to think back to the days when no one took supplements, had an active lifestyle, and ate a variety of whole foods; such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats.

While it is important to make sure that we are not deficient in any of the necessary nutrients, the best strategy is to keep it simple.  For the most part, having a balanced diet of delicious, healthy foods can give you all the protection and energy that you need to live a healthy, full life. Although, realistically, in today’s world, we are on the go and rarely do we get all of the nutrients we need to function at our best.

Mulitvitamins: Yes or No?

A multivitamin can supply almost 100% of all the needed vitamins and minerals for an entire day. In addition, we obtain other nutrients from the foods that we eat daily.  Therefore, it is easy for us to over consume some vitamins and minerals.  This can be dangerous in some cases.

There’s Not Just One Type of Vitamin?