Thursday, April 1, 2010
Think Twice About a Multivitamin
I've always thought that taking a multivitamin wasn't necessary when one is eating a proper diet of veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts and healthy fats. Well, this video supports that. I was particuarly alarmed when CNN claimed that those eating too much folic acid (it's in a lot of processed foods...cereals, breakfast bars, etc.) actually has links to cancer! The CNN studies showed that pregnant women did need more folic acid to help prevent brain defects in their unborn babies. You can watch the CNN video HERE.
Rule of thumb...eat foods that have the least amount of ingridients and are raw or nautral. If you have a well-balanced diet, you won't need vitamin supplements.