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Life Lessons: Nutrition in a pill: Worth it or worthless


Life Lessons: Nutrition in a pill: Worth it or worthless
WFMZ Allentown

It can be challenging to get all the nutrients you need for a healthy diet which is why many people turn to supplements, including vitamins and dietary pills. Some experts say they can help, while others say they are not worth the money. But do they really make a difference?According to Megan Ware, RDN, LD, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Awareness in Orlando, Florida, “Supplements in general are just an insurance policy. The first thing that I want you to do is make sure you’re getting enough nutrients from real food.”However, there are supplements Ware does recommend.“The ones I think are really helpful and worth taking are something like a probiotic,” says Ware.If you don’t like fish she said taking an omega3 can be helpful. Instead of aspirin or ibuprofen for your chronic pain or inflammation, try turmeric.

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