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itamin and mineral supplements are big business. Americans collectively spend roughly $34 billion on them annually. Still, vitamin and mineral misinformation is rampant. How supplement smart are you? We guarantee that you’ll learn some new facts from our quiz that will enhance your supplement savvy—and help you get more from a multi. True or false: A daily multi-vitamin will turn a bad diet into a healthy one. Answer False. A multi-vitamin can help, but it won’t fix you completely. Americans should take a multi-vitamin primarily because our diets are so poor, says Jeffrey Bloomberg, Ph.D., senior scientist in the antioxidants research laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, MA.We eat less than half the number of recommended daily servings of fruit and one of our favorite vegetables is nutritionally barren iceberg lettuce. But taking a multivitamin isn’t a cure-all if say, breakfast is a latte and lunch is chicken fingers and stolen bites of your kid’s macaroni and cheese. Eating well is still your most effective means of warding off chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease. “Food provides a full package of disease-protective fiber and phytochemicals—many of which have yet to be identiMay/June 2018

By Sandra Gordon fied—complex carbohydrates for energy and muscle-building protein,” says John. B. Allred, Ph.D., professor emeritus of nutrition at Ohio State University. If you decide to take a multivitamin, look for one that provides roughly 100 percent of the daily value for vitamins A,

C, D and E, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid and zinc. Still, keep in mind that some single-nutrient supplements can do more harm than good.

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Suburban Family ~ May + June 2018  

Chicago area waterparks and pools, fairs and festivals, summer kids camps, party planning, fitness race guide, golf guide, dining guide

Suburban Family ~ May + June 2018  

Chicago area waterparks and pools, fairs and festivals, summer kids camps, party planning, fitness race guide, golf guide, dining guide