Four Reasons Why a Multivitamin is Good for You
Some doctors say a multivitamin is a poor way to get nutrition and a better way is to get it from natural foods.
Here are four counter arguments:
- The average U.S. adult gets 63% of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods, 30% from processed food, and just 7% from natural foods. As a result, most adults do not get enough of their nutrition (vitamins and minerals) that come from natural foods.
- Some farmers practice great soil conservation techniques, e.g. crop rotation, but most do not. Therefore, much of our topsoil has a limited supply of the minerals adults need on a daily basis.
- Some vitamins are very hard to get from food, like Vitamin D, as very little occurs naturally in foods. 95% of U.S. adults have vitamin D insufficiency.
- The National Institute on Aging recently funded a 3 year study of 2,300 people over 65. The ones taking a multivitamin had better decision making ability, short term memory and cognitive improvement that the ones not taking the multivitamin.
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