V ITAMIN’S, YES OR NO? IS VITAMIN THERAPY THE WAY TO GO? DO I NEED TO TAKE VITAMIN’S?
YAH OR NAY? Vitamin therapy can be costly, and is often overdone. Those with poor eating habits may benefit from vitamins, but the USDA Food and Nutrition Center Advises patients to see their physicians prior to taking vitamin supplements. Remember that certain supplements cannot be taken with prescription medications, so always refer to your primary care provider for sound advice! Be cautious, ask questions~
THINK: FOOD FIRST! Vitamins are not magic bullets to supplement poor eating habits. They are designed to fill in the dietary gaps. Stop and Evaluate! POWER ON THE PLATE, NOT IN A PILL! It’s always better to get proper nutrients from food choices. Foods contain powerful phytochemicals and fibers that work together to promote good health! Besides, food taste so much better than daily pills!
MULTIVITAMIN USE Supplements have been shown to help to prevent the following illnesses: Heart Disease Cancer Alzheimer's Dementia Bone Disease
VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS Vitamin A: needed for good eyesight. Found in leafy veggies and fortified cereals Vitamin B-1: Thiamin-Helps the body to process Carbs. Found in bread and pastas. Vitamin B-2 Riboflavin: Converts foods to energy and metabolizes drugs. Found in milk, dark meats and chicken Vitamin B-3 Niacin: Aids in digestion and helps the body to make cholesterol. Found in poultry or fish Vitamin B-6: Vital for Nervous system function. Found in baked potatoes, bananas, turkey and eggs.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): Helps to boost Immune System. Found in broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, peppers Vitamin D: Processes calcium and maintains bone health. Found in milk, cheese, cereal, egg yolks. Vitamin E: Functions as an antioxidant. Found in almonds, canola, sunflower oil Vitamin K: Helps to clot blood and maintains bone health. Found in Parsley, chard, kale, olives, broccoli Folic Acid: Cell development, heart health, prevents birth defects. Found in Lima beans, lentils, garbanzo beans, dark leafy vegetables, and grain products. Vitamin B- 12: Helps with Red blood cell formation, found in soybeans and clams and crab.
REFERENCES: Do you need to take Vitamins: Retrieved From: http://healthline.com/health/do-you-need-take-vitamins Vitamins and Mineral Sources: Retrieved from: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/vitamin-mineral- sources ABC News, Should you take a Multivitamin? Retrieved from: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/vitamins-experts-debate- science-supplements