Life has been crazy lately! In the midst of spring farm activities, we are knee deep in baseball, end of the year school activities, a major remodel at our business, three birthdays in the family, mother’s day, our wedding anniversary, and father’s day is around the corner. Finding time to write has been difficult. I’ve had to start waking up an hour early just to get time alone to work on the website and blog…and I’m not getting enough done! If my mom were in town, she would ask if I’ve been taking my multivitamins. She would worry that under all this stress and activity I would not be eating a healthy diet. She’s also on my case to add vitamins to the baby’s diet. But here’s the thing…despite my mom harping on me to take them, I’m still horrible at taking a multivitamin! I can not remember. Even when I was pregnant (all three times) I was horrible about remembering my vitamins. Buuuut I will eat broccoli. I love broccoli!
Should I take a vitamin?
You should discuss whether you should take a multi-vitamin with your doctor. But most of us get adequate vitamins if we are eating a variety of healthy fruits, veggies, dairy, and meat. There are a few categories of people who may be more likely to need a multi-vitamin. Pregnant women need more folate (B-9), and it is recommended women take a prenatal vitamin throughout their pregnancy. Vegetarians and vegans may find it difficult to consume enough vitamin B, calcium, and iron without supplements. Some doctors suggest men and women over 65 take a multivitamin due to gut changes as we get older that alter the absorption of vitamins from our food.
Can’t I just eat my broccoli?
Absolutely! Eating broccoli will provide lots of vitamin C, K, and folate.
Because I have truly abandoned hope about getting in a multivitamin, I decided to