Heart Myth or Fact #17: Vitamins prevent heart disease

MYTH

Studies have begun refute that statement. While taking vitamins won’t hurt your heart health, it is not proven that they will completely prevent heart disease.

On the other hand you can eat fruits and vegetables full of the vitamins you need to help reduce heart disease. Spinach, broccoli, and kale are full of B vitamins. Eating a diet full of colorful vegetables will help you get a the nutrients you need.

One of the reasons vitamins may not be working is because it might not promote a healthy diet in people. Some people feel that as long as they take a vitamin to get their daily nutrients, they can eat a diet consisting of high fat, high cholesterol foods. However, that is not the case.

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Information for this post was found via CBS News.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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