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Should I take vitamin supplements?

Supplements don’t cure diseases but they can give your body the best chance of functioning normally.

A healthy balanced diet should provide all the nutrients you need. Yet, year after year diet surveys in the UK show that most of us don’t eat the right things. Experts recommend we eat five portions of fruit and vegetables daily but we only eat three or four. Oily fish should be eaten at least once a week, yet more than two thirds of people never eat it. It’s no wonder then that our vitamin and mineral levels fall short of optimal levels. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) reveals that 12% of women are failing to achieve adequate intakes of riboflavin (a B vitamin) found in meat and fish …