Whenever today's guest, author Catherine Price, told people she was working on a book about vitamins (Vitamania, out now), they would immediately think of bottled pills.
It's easy to see why. While there are only 13 essential vitamins, thousands of supplements claim to boost our health. But should we be going back to basics, getting our vitamins from the foods we eat rather than the products of a powerful industry? Listen in to find out.
Vitamins were really discovered at the turn of the 20th century in a pretty long process that spanned, I would say, 50 years – of kind of recognizing deficiency diseases, and eventually figuring out these things were in food, and then eventually figuring out how to make them." [09:16] – Catherine Price