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I can admit, as much as I love workout and endorphins–I struggle when it comes to choosing the right foods that are right for my body and specific internal issues.
There is so much noise out there about which foods are right for you, whether or not carbs are amazing or terrible for you. Whether you should be eating over 2000 calories a day versus a tight 1200 calories a day. Whether or not we should be eating meat or just go vegetarian. Sugar or Artificial sweetener? Brown or white? The debate over food is non stop and endless. For someone just starting out in their health and wellness journey it is enough to make someone throw their hands up in frustration!
One thing that no one ever debates is making sure you get enough vitamins and minerals through your diet. However, even the healthiest eaters sometimes don’t get all the vitamins and minerals they need directly from the food they eat. In fact, according to a new survey from Centrum and Prevention, most people only look at calories and fat content when analyzing the nutritional label of foods–not which vitamins they are getting.
Three in four Americans look at the nutritional content of the foods they eat and buy (76%). Among these, nearly twice as many look at calories (72%) and fat content (61%) compared to vitamin and mineral types (33%) or amounts (30%).
What do we know about vitamins?
The one thing I know is that vitamins are very a vital component to any diet.. My mom gave me a multivitamin when I was a child because I was an extreme picky eater (still very much the same today) and she wanted to make sure she covered any gaps in my diet. A complete multivitamin like Centrum® delivers a combination of key vitamins and minerals to help fill the gaps in one’s diet to help ensure you get the recommended daily amount of key vitamins and minerals.
Regardless of all the noise and the diet that this one is following, whether they are drinking shakes, eating 80 small meals a day, one ginormous meal, or no meals at all–we ALL need our vitamins, it’s so easy, and it covers all the nutritional gaps.
Do you take a daily multivitamin? Do you check nutritional labels for vitamin sources? How do you make sure you get all the vitamins you need?