Benefits to Whole Food Vitamins
Whole food vitamins are just as they sound — they are sourced from whole foods, and even if you eat a whole-food-based diet, there are benefits of taking a whole food multivitamin.
Issues such as soil depletion are causing our foods to not be as nutritious as they once were and a lack of food variety is a huge reason many of us may not be getting all of the vitamins and minerals we need from food alone. (1) This may be due to eating too many processed foods, commonly found in the Standard American Diet, or it may even be true for those who enjoy a healthy diet as well — life is busy, and for many of us, adding in tons of healthy food variety can be a challenge. (2)
Taking a whole food multivitamin alongside a wholesome, nutrient-rich diet serves as good insurance that we are fueling our bodies with the vitamins and minerals it needs.
But, what about the benefits of whole food vitamins vs. other varieties? Here are just some of the reasons to consider a whole-food-based vitamin over synthetic varieties:
- Nutrient Variety: Thanks to the additional antioxidant as well as phytonutrient benefits you get from whole foods, you may get better nutrient variety from whole food supplements as compared to synthetically made vitamins.
- Quality: When you stick to whole food vitamins from companies that stand behind their products, you’ll steer clear of some of the artificial ingredients found in other synthetic options, such as food coloring and fillers. However, the key here is to check the supplement bottle label to be sure that you are avoiding these harmful ingredients you don’t want in your daily multi.