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Vitamins in a Delicious Sparkling Drink, Not a handful of pills


Lisa Lent, founder and CEO of OXYLENT

Why is a daily multivitamin supplement crucial to health?
Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are vital aspects of health and wellness because they help regulate all of the many processes that take place in our bodies. Even moderate deficiencies can lead to serious health consequences. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is fundamental to ensuring proper nutrition, but the reality for most of us is that we do not meet all of our nutritional needs through diet alone. Supplementing with a daily multivitamin/mineral fills in the nutritional gaps that can be present in even the healthiest diets. The use of supplements continues to rise year after year, with the latest data showing that 49% of U.S. adults took a multivitamin/mineral in 2011, with 40% of people citing “overall health/wellness benefits” as the main reason they take supplements.
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McDonalds, are you listening? Food I want at the Drive Thru:

I want to love fast food, I really do.  It would be so convenient to stop off and grab something quickly on one of my more harried days, of which there are many.  But, I never give into the convenience because fast food is unappealing to me.  I might be a minority on that, but I committed to healthy eating long ago and now dried out “beef” and processed fixings no longer tempt my appetite.  I guess their salads are supposed to be my healthy choice.  Yawn.  Still, I admit that it would be great to pull my car up to a window, grab some food and be on my way.   If only fast food was as good for you as it is convenient for you.  Recently, McDonalds added oatmeal to its breakfast menu, something that I could actually eat.  I tried it, not bad!  Breakfast, “check”.  Why not take it a step further McDonalds?  Here is my wish list of food that I would pay for, and your kitchen could make in seconds:

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