15. Relying on supplements for vital nutrients: Supplements can make outlandish claims

It has been scientifically proven that the body does best with whole foods as far as nutrient absorption, balancing sugars and feeling energetic. When we rely on man-made vitamins and minerals through supplementation we miss out on a few key elements. Adding a daily multivitamin so you feel better about those daily cheeseburgers is also not giving you any less calories for weight loss! Once you begin eating for your vitamins and minerals in natural places you automatically begin reaching for healthy whole foods. These foods are less calorie dense and much more nutrient dense. That means you also get to enjoy eating more food! Many supplements give the body minimal absorption and make outlandish claims for better health.