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December 26, 2016

Essential foods to give your body the nutrients it needs

By Alyse Brunella

Is there such a thing as too many vitamins? Since our bodies don’t produce enough nutrients on our own, Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says it’s important that we get additional vitamins through our diet. But adding too many vitamins and minerals won’t make you healthier. Dr. Hensrud said that vitamins work like gas in a car. “If you tank is empty, then you need to add more gas for your car to run properly – but if the tank is full, adding more gas isn’t going to make the car run any better.” So what foods should we be eating to ensure we are getting the most nutrients without overdoing it? Doctors recommend 33 foods, such as sweet potatoes, chicken, bell peppers, Greek yogurt, and more to give our bodies the nutrients it needs to live a strong, healthy life.

 

 

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