Supplements raise death rate by 5%

Now there's an attention grabber! Below is a link to an article that once again lets us know that taking vitamin supplements are NOT good for you. What you have to look for is this key phrase: "they examined only the use of synthetic vitamins." (The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which is a peer reviewed publication)

Whole food vitamins have been tested and shown to give you the benefits that you think you are getting when you are taking synthetics.

How do you know if your vitamin is a synthetic? Put your money where your mouth is, so to speak. Synthetics are cheap to make therefore cheap to sell. If you are buying big jugs of vitamins for very little, you are taking synthetics that are only going to be detrimental to your health. Whole food vitamins should state that they are whole food on the label. The other way to tell is look at the ingredients. They should read like a grocery list: carrots, green pepper, orange, alfalfa, acerola cherry, broccoli, etc. If you read your label and it is not "food" then you are dealing with synthetics.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/healthy_eating/article1449813.ece
editor's note: the article is no longer at this link... :(


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