We take vitamins to keep us healthy and make up for the nutrients our diets might lack. But some vitamins and supplements are a sneaky source of substances no one needs more of in their diet: Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners and colors.
Children’s vitamins are often the worst with those gummy, chewy Disney Princess and Fred Flintstone varieties kids (and sometimes adults) so love to gobble taste good for a reason. According to a Natural News label check, Disney Princess Gummies’ ingredients include high fructose corn syrup, sugar, grape juice concentrate, gelatin, modified corn starch, purple berry color concentrate, fractionated coconut oil, and maltodextrin. Flintstones Complete Gummies contain glucose syrup, sucrose, gelatin, and a whole bunch of color additives. As you can see, it’s not just added sweeteners that could be ratcheting down the health of vitamins and supplements some are full of artificial flavors and colors too. There is also a much higher increased risk of developing dental abnormalities when over consuming these sugar laden products.
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