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Common sense should tell us that taking a multivitamin every day is not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, but according to Yale Medical School Professor Dr. David Katz on a recent Today Show segment, a lot of people think this is the case. However, Katz suggests, it’s best to get the majority of our nutrients through the foods we eat, such as:

  • Vitamin B12 from fish and beef
  • Vitamin B6 from potatoes and bananas
  • Vitamin C from oranges and broccoli
  • Vitamin E from almonds and peanut butter
  • Beta-carotene from carrots and spinach
  • Folate from beans and asparagus

YES to Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements

In addition to swapping multivitamins for a healthier diet and lifestyle, Dr. Katz did recommend two daily supplements that he and many other experts believe are important for every person: Vitamin D and Omega-3s from fish oil.

Because of a lack of sunlight, many Americans today aren’t getting enough Vitamin D and may benefit from at least 1,000 IU daily to promote skin, bone and mood health. Fish-derived Omega-3s have also been linked to improved health—with benefits that include enhanced heart, brain, digestive and immune function—and leading experts recommend 1,000mg-4,000mg daily for total-body support. ReNew Life’s Norwegian Gold Super Critical Omega is an excellent choice, with 1,025mg Omega-3s and 1,000 IU Vitamin D₃per single gel cap.


Written by Renew Life

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