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Two recent studies have raised worries about the safety of vitamin supplements, plus a whole bunch of questions. Should anyone be taking them? Which ones are most risky? If you do take them, which ones should you take? How can you pick the safest ones?

Vitamins have long had what some people call a “health halo.” Many people think that they are good for everyone, no matter what they eat (or don’t eat). The industry calls them an “insurance policy against bad eating.”

But, vitamins are often added to the foods we eat. Who remembers that ad for a certain … Read the rest

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Adding color to your plate boosts the health benefits of your meals, and it’s pleasing to the eye too! Moving beyond green vegetables has lots of benefits. For example, according to the USDA, many Americans consume too little Vitamin A and C. But this is easy to fix by simply eating orange-colored fruits and vegetables.

Ensuring that your diet contains the proper amounts of Vitamins A and C (as well as other essential nutrients) can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. It may also help protect against certain types of cancer.

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