VIDEO: Why Eating Your Vegetables May Not Be Enough
Jordan visits Pass Health Foods in Palos Heights to learn about vitamins, supplements and nutrients
You would think eating your fruits and vegetables would put you on the perfect path to health and wellness, right? Well as I found out on this week’s stop around Palos, you might not be getting all the nutrients you need from those greens.
Unfortunately I’m not the biggest fan of vegetables – I can be a picky eater at times. I don’t like peas; I don’t like green beans; and I only eat cooked carrots – raw ones make me cringe. And don't even get me started on tomatoes! So for people like me, it’s critical that we get those nutrients from other sources like multivitamins and supplements.
Personally, I don't know too much about what nutrients I'm lacking or what supplements I need, which is why this week's stop is key for me. For the third installment of "Shapin' Up" I visited Pass Health Foods in Palos Heights to learn more about everything from probiotics to vitamins.
Joanne Callaghan, owner of Pass Health Foods, says that many people are not always able to get in three healthy meals a day. Adding to the problem is the fact that our modern vegetables don't hold the same nutritional value that they did say 50 years ago. While some try to solve this issue by buying organic produce, most people still find it difficult reaching those suggested daily nutritional levels.
Callaghan says that illnesses and environmental issues are also reasons to look into taking a multivitamin to make up for the nutrients we lack on a daily basis. While I was there I picked up a bottle of vitamins that I plan on adding to my daily regimen.
As for my weekly update, I don't have much good news to report. Three social events over the weekend did a number on my diet and I'm only down one more pound from last week. I hope to have better news to report next week!
For more information on this week's stop, or on how to find the right vitamin or supplement for you, visit www.PassHealthFoods.com, or their listing in the Palos Patch directory. Pass is located at 7228 W. College Drive in Palos Heights, and can be reached at (708) 448-9114.