What are dietary supplements? Benefits and Why Take Them

The old adage, “food is fuel” is actually quite accurate. The foods we eat contain nutrients that give our bodies the “fuel” they need to perform all kinds of bodily functions. This includes vitamins and minerals.

Linda Bailey, Family Nurse Practitioner at Evernorth Care Group, says vitamins and minerals “are widely recognized as the ‘building blocks’ of healthy living”.

Elise Heeney, clinical dietitian at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, says, “The best way to get all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need is to eat a diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts. and seeds, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. Aim for a well-balanced plate at every meal.

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