Eat vs. take your vitamins

I’ve long been skeptical of vitamins. After reading The Atlantic’s The Vitamin Myth: Why we think we need supplements and having a conversation with my doctor, I was finally fully convinced they do more harm than good and stopped taking them entirely.

In theory, you should be able to eat your vitamins everyday, which has amazing health benefits beyond just getting your vitamins in, including regulating your blood sugar, fending-off obesity (through “crowding out“), eating more fruits and vegetables, etc.

But in reality? Well, recently I hired a dietician analyze my current diet (which is very heavy on vegetables including at least one salad per day), including a vitamin analysis of it. And guest what? Yep, I was at where I needed to be or above in all vitamins but Vitamin E (I need to eat more nuts, seeds and oil, oh what a terrible thing!).

Time for a happy dance.

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I have been on so many supplements to help my GI issues, but sometimes, I just need to take a supplement vacation and go off them all. I agree…when you eat a whole foods diet instead of the typical American diet, then you should be getting most of your vitamins and minerals the natural way.

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