Although getting lots of vitamins may seem like a healthy idea, it turns out it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Your body needs vitamins in relatively small amounts. But if you choose to take supplemental vitamins, consider these tips:
In general, the best way to get vitamins is through food. Foods offer a complexity of nutrients that can't be reproduced in a vitamin supplement. In addition, unlike vitamin supplements, no concerns have been raised about the safety of vitamins consumed in foods. There's overwhelming evidence that a diet rich in plant-based foods — fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seeds and whole grains — is a rock-solid foundation for optimal health.
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