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If I have good eating habits, do I need to take supplements?

Even if you have good eating habits, you may need to take supplements. A well-rounded diet may still not cover all of your nutritional bases, so a multivitamin can fill in those gaps. For instance, it's difficult for some people to get enough vitamin D from diet alone.

What’s more, the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fatty fish a week for the omega-3 content. If you don't always measure up, a supplement may be beneficial. Ask your doctor about whether supplements are a good idea for you.

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