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Monday, June 11, 2018

Study: Multivitamins, Other Common Supplements Have No Health Benefits

"The only supplements that showed any benefit among the studies were folic acid or B-vitamins that contained B6, B12, and folic acid, which could lower one’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Folic acid alone showed a 20 percent lowered risk of stroke. " In the developed world, barring chronic illness, it would be difficult to develop a vitamin deficiency. Indeed, the sewer systems of the developed world are considered the most vitamin-enriched in the world due to the over consumption of dietary supplements which simply passes through one's body and into the commode. A diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables naturally provide our bodies with vitamins and minerals. A cultural challenge is to invert our dinner plate protein to plant-based ratios. We've been taught that meat is the entree and veggies are the sides; however, the healthy diet is one in which the fruits and veggies are the entrees and the meat is a side dish. Thus, two-thirds of your plate ought to be plant-based.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

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