This week on Let's Get Real, Erica Wides is talking about multivitamins. Remember those Flintstone vitamins you used to take as a child, or that you give to your child? Erica is here to tell you that there is no proof that these vitamins improve your health in any way! Vitamin supplements are ultimate foodiness; taking the nutrients from food and marketing them as something you need separately from food! Tune in to hear about vitamin overdoses, the origin of vitamin supplements after World War II, and how vitamins are branded like candy to today's youth. This program has been brought to you by Edwards.
"There is no actual proof that taking vitamins does any good at all, and there's a growing body of evidence that they may actually do some harm since you're taking synthetic versions of the actual nutrients out of their natural context."
"We don't have thousands of years of culture to base our food lives on."
-- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real