Nutritionists confirm that nutrient rich food is the best source of vitamins.

nutrition imagesA new study published in the Annals of specifies that the of vitamin supplements by healthy people serves no purpose.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietics has highlighted the need for a nutrient rich to reduce the risk of chronic disease rather than supplementing with artifical vitamins which, however; may be useful under certain circumstances.

“These findings support the evidence-based position of the Academy of that the best nutrition-based strategy for promoting optimal and reducing the risk of chronic disease is to wisely choose a wide variety of foods,” said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy Heather Mangieri. “By choosing nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrients per calorie, you can build a healthier life and start down a path of and wellness. Small steps can help you create healthy habits that will benefit your now and for the rest of your life.”

“Additional nutrients from supplements can help some people meet their nutrition needs as specified by science-based nutrition standards such as the Dietary Reference Intakes,” Mangieri said.

The and plans advocated by the Academy of include the following:

• Starting each day with a healthy breakfast that includes whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy for calcium and , and vitamin C-rich foods.
• Replacing with whole grains like whole- and cereals and brown rice.
• Pre-washing salad greens and pre-cut make great quick meals or snacks.
• Eating fresh, frozen or canned (without added sugar) fruit for snacks and desserts.
• Including at least two servings of omega-3 rich seafood per week.
• Eating beans, which are rich in fiber and folate.

Source

Eliseo Guallar, Saverio Stranges, Cynthia Mulrow, Lawrence J. Appel, Edgar R. Miller. Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. Annals of , 2013; 159 (12): 850-851 DOI: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-12-201312170-00011

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