Best source of vitamins? Your plate, not your medicine cabinet – Harvard Health


Q: Are supplements good alternatives to fruits and vegetables?

A: Nothing beats a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables to keep you healthy and able to fight all manner of diseases. Supplements, as the name implies are meant to plug in the tiny holes that may not be completely filled by your diet. For instance, if your diet regularly misses out on dairy products despite the recommendation of at least 3 servings per day, you probably need calcium and Vitamin D supplements. If, however, you’re a junk food lover, there’s no magic pill that can take care of your problem. What you need is a menu make-over focusing on portion control and right plating with the different food groups. Remember that to plate right, half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, a quarter with proteins and the last quarter with complex carbohydrates.

Have a lovely evening, beautiful people 😀

For more, click on the link below.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/best-source-of-vitamins-your-plate-not-your-medicine-cabinet

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