Temple dietician recommends getting nutrients from food sources

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Philadelphia Magazine

Mother always said, "Take your vitamins." But the question remains about which is the best way to get the daily recommended amounts every adult needs to stay healthy? "When you isolate a vitamin or mineral in a pill, you’re separating it from the other nutrients it may have reacted with in its naturally occurring state — in food," said Jessica O’Neill, a registered dietician at Temple University Hospital. "So your body may not get all the benefits it would reap if you’d just eaten the food to begin with."