Food Supplements: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Although convenient, "pumped up" bars and shakes are likely not better than whole foods.

Americans love dietary supplements—more than half of American adults take at least one—and this love has grown to include “food supplements,” foods enhanced with extra vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals or probiotics. Food supplements are a type of “functional food,” or foods that offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition. According to the Institute of Food Technologists, […]

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