Confused about vitamins? You're not alone! The regulations on dietary supplements aren't as strict as they are for medications, so it can be challenging to be sure you're buying high-quality products that work. As a dietitian, I like to focus on food first. With the right balance of nutrients on your plate, pills and powders are sometimes completely unnecessary! But other times, they really are needed. For instance, I take omega-3 supplements made from algae because I don't get those omega-3s from seafood as a vegetarian. Learn which supplements to pick (and which to skip!) if you want to feel your best.
18 Vitamin Brands Dietitians Trust the Most
Not sure which supplements to buy? I asked fellow RDs to clear up the confusion and share the vitamins they feel confident about purchasing and recommending to clients. Their expert picks are on the blog now!
Pairing Apple Cider Vinegar with Garcinia Cambogia to Lose Weight
Here's an example of which supplements you shouldn't take. The latest weight-loss supplement fad is a bad idea and (surprise!) doesn't lead to sustained weight loss. I explain why in this WomensHealthMag.com article.
Amy's Recipe of the Week: Wild Blueberry Lavender Smoothie
I don't usually suggest protein powders, but egg powder is a one-ingredient, food-based product I can actually get behind. I combined it with antioxidant-rich wild blueberries and lavender to make a delicious post-workout smoothie for summer. (Add purple cauliflower for extra veggies!)
What are your thoughts on this topic? What, if any, supplements do you take?
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