Take Home Points:
An apple is reduces vascular disease as well as a statin, without the associated side effects.
Multi-vitamins are potentially a waste of money.
At COR, we have previously suggested the use of multi-vitamins, but a change ahead may be mandated after the literature released this week. Yet, our views have been shifting towards individuality, like all forms of training. Supplement use can help a deficiency, but doesn’t appear to approve all. This makes blind supplementation and recommendations for everyone far from ideal and a waste of money.
Now, many will not follow these recommendations, as they are undoubtedly brainwashed by supplement companies or their Advocare/Herbalife representatives. Everyone who is against the pharmaceutical industry must realize big pharmaceutical companies are behind supplements as well! Further, what I do recommend is to eat a better diet, exercise, and get more rest. Anyone recommending supplements or pharmaceutical medications over this recommendation must be questioned and the research does support this!
- What would happen if everyone over 50 were offered a statin, and 70% complied?
- What would happen if everyone over 50 were told to eat an apple a day (or one extra portion of some fruit) and 70% complied (and assuming no overall increase in calorie consumption)?
- Eat a well-rounded healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Get enough sleep
- Don’t smoke
- Use alcohol in moderation