You eat well. You have a fruit and vegetable (maybe even two!) at every meal. You forgo saturated fat and haven’t had sugar in a year. And everything in your home is organic…even your shampoo!
But, believe it or not, that is likely not enough. According to a study published in a 2010 issue of The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, in order to get the RDA levels (let alone higher) of 27 vitamins and minerals, you’d have to eat an average of 28,000 calories a day! What?
Related: Three Protein-Packed Breakfasts
Obviously getting your RDA of key nutrients from food alone is NOT the way to go. Instead, supplement your already clean diet (and even more so with a not so clean one) with a high-quality fruit and vegetable food-based product to ensure you get all the nutrition you need—without all the calories.