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Do I need to take Vitamins, or can I get all the nutrients I need from food?

Supplements can be costly. We take supplements or vitamins to have a healthier life, but are they beneficial to me? And how do I know which vitamin or supplement I should use. What does my body really need? Supplements can not take the place of a healthy, well balanced diet. Most of us can get the vitamins and minerals we need by eating more whole foods which contain micronutrients, phytochemicals and fiber. A well balanced diet contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of protein.

Some known benefits of using supplements

  • Research shows folic acid and B-complex vitamins may reduce the risk of stroke.
  • Research showed that men who took a multivitamin for 11 years had an 8% lower risk of cancer
  • Research showed that men who took a multivitamin for 11 years had an 9% lower risk of cataracts

Some risks to be aware of

  • Vitamin E supplements may increase your risk of heart failure.
  • High doses of Vitamin E may lead to stroke caused by bleeding in the brain.
  • Vitamin K can interfere with the anti-clotting effects of blood thinners.
  • Too much Vitamin A may be bad for your bones
  • Taking more than 200 milligrams of vitamin B-6 per day may cause nerve pain and seizures.
  • High doses of beta carotene have been linked to greater risk of lung cancer in smokers.
  • Extra calcium and vitamin D may increase the risk of kidney stones.

Do I need to take Vitamins? Healhline.com
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring developments around an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. There are ongoing investigations to learn more. More about 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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