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Q: I have changed to a healthier lifestyle. I drink tea and water, I eat healthier, I am more active, but I want to do more. I have been thinking about taking a mutivitamin but have heard that they can be bad for you. Is this true? If so, is there any that are good for you? Any information would be great and thank you :)
keith - cedar rapids

A: Congratualtions on starting to make healthier choices in eating and becoming more active. The important thing is to be eating a balanced diet and consuming a variety of foods. When a person does this, a multivitamin generally is not necessary. A time when a supplement may be recommended is if you are following one of these - You are eating less than 1,600 calories per day or you are on a low-calorie weight-loss diet You are elderly and not eating as much as you should You are a strict vegetarian or vegan You have a medical condition that limits your food choices.

If you have any questions or problems always see your healthcare provider.