Lack of knowledge about the risks of these vitamins and supplements can lead to potential and unforeseen problems.
If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies. There’s no scientific evidence that fish oil supplements will lower your cholesterol, says dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD. Fish oil will not prevent heart disease. It can, however, help … Read More
Americans aren’t eating as many fruits and vegetables as we should be. In fact, Americans nationwide are significantly below the fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA. Enter supplements. As people seek alternative sources of crucial vitamins and minerals, supplement intake has skyrocketed. Supplements … Read More
As the years pass by, many women find that the lifestyle that worked in their 20s and 30s fails to achieve the same results in their 40s and 50s. As women reach their 50s (the average age of onset for menopause), they’ll have to compensate for hormonal, cardiovascular and muscle changes. Weight gain in aging … Read More
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A lot of great things come in pill form — life-saving therapies for deadly diseases, symptom-easing remedies for the cold and flu, and, yes, vitamins and supplements. But when it comes to the essential nutrients our bodies need to thrive, it’s hard to beat what nature provides. With that in mind, here’s the next in … Read More
There’s plenty of information out there to help us make healthy eating choices. But with our busy lifestyles and those eating habits we just can’t break, we may not be getting all of the vitamins and minerals we need. That’s why there are multivitamins. “I think of multivitamins as an insurance policy against an imperfect … Read More
Multivitamins may seem like a good way to make sure your kids get all the vital vitamins and nutrients they need, but there are health concerns about high-fructose corn syrup and other added ingredients. “Just because it says ‘all natural’ doesn’t make it better than anything else,” Lonzer said. All things considered, you may be … Read More