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Don’t be fooled by the “fruits and veggies” in this gummy vitamin

By Lindsay Moyer

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“Experts say to eat a lot of fruits and veggies,” says the TV ad for One A Day with Nature’s Medley. “But are you getting enough of their nutrients?” Nature’s Medley is “the only complete multivitamin with antioxidants from one total serving of fruits and veggies.”

Talk about a switcheroo! Experts say to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, not simply their nutrients or their antioxidants.

A two-gummy serving (so much for “one a day”) has 100 milligrams of powders from onion, pomegranate, blueberry, broccoli, etc. That’s about what 1/40 teaspoon of sugar weighs.

Surely, One A Day isn’t trying to convince people that taking its gummies is as good as eating a “total serving” of fruits and vegetables. Nah.

The information in this post first appeared in the December 2018 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.

 


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