NITRITION WHY’S #26: WHY MULTIVITAMINS? – A Multivitamin contains a balanced mix of vitamins and minerals that can make up for what you don’t get in your diet.

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NITRITION WHY’S #26: WHY MULTIVITAMINS? – A Multivitamin contains a balanced mix of vitamins and minerals that can make up for what you don’t get in your diet. Unless you eat perfectly every day, you need a Multivitamin every day. Most people fall into a routine of eating some of the same foods every day and typically do not get enough fruits, vegetables,calcium,and vitamin D. Most Americans do not eat five servings per day of fruits and vegetables, a rich source of vitamins and minerals. All women of childbearing age need folate included in multivitamins to prevent rare birth defects in newborns of the spinal chord and brain. Pregnant women need special prenatal vitamins fortified with more folate. Calcium needs are usually not met by multivitamins but must be taken separately. Iron is needed by all women who lose iron each month during their period. Loss of iron and other vitamins can lead to fatigue. Food sources of vitamins and minerals can vary in their vitamin and mineral content depending on growing conditions and methods of food processing so many foods are fortified with vitamins and minerals. While classic vitamin deficiency diseases such as scurvy with blackened gums from vitamin C deficiency are rare today, many people get less vitamins and minerals than is optimal. Take your Multivitamin according to instructions on the label with foods one or more times per day. If you are losing weight and restricting calories, extra vitamins and minerals are needed. Your Protein-Rich Shake has a portion of the vitamins and minerals you need, but you also should cover your bases with a daily Multivitamin for Balanced Nutrition and support for your Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #vitamins #minerals #weightlossjourney to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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