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Vitamins & Supplements

The best way to get the nutrients your body needs is by eating a balanced diet. But it's not always easy to meet your daily requirements of certain nutrients from food alone. Tufts experts separate the facts from the hype on supplements. You'll find unbiased information on vitamins like B-complex, C, D and E, supplements like omega-3 and lutein and essential minerals like magnesium and potassium and how they can protect or, in high doses, even harm your health.

Don’t Fear “Anti-nutrients”

Current science does not support concerns that certain natural compounds meaningfully reduce the nutritional value of plant foods.

Subscribers Only  May 2019 — There are natural compounds found in many healthy foods—including leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains—that have been thought to potentially decrease the nutritional value of these foods. Sometimes called “anti-nutrients,” these compounds may bind with specific vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients, limiting their absorption by the body.

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Supplements and Older Adults

 Subscribers OnlySeptember 2018 - A recent study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, looked at nutrient and herbal supplement use in U.S. adults....