Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fit FactorY: Multivitamins - Are they just a load of crap?

I saw this very catchy, compelling article on yahoo entitled, "Are you Wasting Money on Multivitamins?" And this should compel you too if you're spending X dollars on multivitamins every single day of your life.

You can view it here:

In a nutshell, the article states that:

1. Folic acid supplements are important for pregnancy
2. Vitamin D / Calcium supplements for older people or people with fractures
3. Vitamin C, E, Zinc for people with macular degeneration.
4. Multivitamins for those on a diet, vegans, heavy alcohol drinkers, and the malnourished / (un fit people)

The article goes on to conclude that if you eat healthy, then you don't need to take multivitamins. The question though, is this: How do you know if you're eating healthy? If you're eating enough?

Personally, since this article does not say anything bad about taking multivitamins, I'd continue taking them, just for good measure. It's too difficult to figure out if you're actually taking a proper diet.

1 comment:

  1. hey man, no 1 argues that it is possible to get everything u need from food. But the possibility does not mean that you are eating healthy.
    To you questions: "How do you know if you're eating healthy? If you're eating enough?"
    The answer is: "google nutrition data"