Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

1. What do you think of vitamin and mineral supplements? What about fat burning miracle supplements like carnitine? Do you take any supplements at all? If so, why? Find an article or YouTube on the pros/cons and /or safety/dangers of taking vitamin/mineral supplements and discuss. 2. The debate topic in chapter 8 is about pre-menstrual syndrome and vitamin B-6…what do you think? Discuss.B vitamins are also marketed as “stress relievers” and “energy enhancers”… your opinions on this?Back up your discussions with evidence.3. Hypertension and the roles of sodium are also discussed, as are the roles of potassium, magnesium and calcium (DASH diet- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) for both prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.  If you were to follow the DASH diet for one day…… how would you incorporate the 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet? Make a plan…… also plan for inclusion of foods rich in magnesium and calcium….List other dietary and activity ideas so as to lower risk of hypertension (not looking at meds here). Also, find an article andor YouTube on this topic, include the link and discuss.

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