Is it true that I can get all the vitamins and minerals I need from the food I eat?

There is insufficient evidence to recommend or not recommend the use of multivitamin/mineral supplements for the prevention of chronic diseases for healthy Americans. Aim to get all the vitamins and minerals you need by eating nutrient-dense forms of foods, while balancing calorie intake with energy expenditure. Nutrient-dense foods contain essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and other naturally occurring substances that may have health benefits.

For more information, see FNIC's Dietary Guidance and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (link is external).

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