I'm a huge advocate for our nutrients coming from the food we eat, versus from supplements. Granted, sometimes we need the supplements. More often though, if we're eating a balanced, healthy diet, we're fine.
In recent years, multiple studies have touted the benefits of following a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins such as C and E. (And blueberries! LOL) Now, new findings show that while antioxidant-rich foods are fine when eaten in large quantities, taking too many antioxidants in supplement form can put our health at risk.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Instittue report that many people take way too many vitamins, believing that if a little is good, a lot must better - but that is not the case. "If you are taking 10 or 100 times the amount in a daily multivitamin, you may be predisposing your cells to developing cancer." warns institute director, Dr. Eduardo Marban, who led the study.