No clear benefit for most healthy people to consume vitamin supplements : grow your own fresh food in containers (Science Daily)

Read at :

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131217170859.htm

Importance of Food as Key Provider of Vitamins and Nutrients

Dec. 17, 2013 — While dietary supplements can help some people meet their nutrition needs, eating a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods is the best way for most people to obtain the nutrients they need to be healthy and reduce their risk of chronic disease, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Two newly published studies in Annals of Internal Medicine, and an accompanying editorial, indicate there is no clear benefit for most healthy people to consume vitamin supplements.

“These findings support the evidence-based position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that the best nutrition-based strategy for promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of chronic disease is to wisely choose a wide variety of foods,” said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy spokesperson Heather Mangieri. “By choosing nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrients per calorie, you can build a healthier life and start down a path of health and wellness. Small steps can help you create healthy habits that will benefit your health now and for the rest of your life.”

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ANY FAMILY CAN GROW VEGGIES IN BOTTLE TOWERS, EVEN IN CITIES (Willem Van Cotthem)

2012 : And the result of growing vegetables and herbs in bottle towers (Photo WVC)

2012 : And the result of growing vegetables and herbs in bottle towers (Photo WVC)

Please have a look at 2 of my videos :

BOTTLE TOWER GARDENS

http://youtu.be/K9vN2eudWcQ

This video shows the efficiency and sustainability of a bottle tower garden. They can be installed against the wall of a house or along a hedge or a fence.  The number of bottle towers has to be adapted for providing food security for the family all year long and year after year.  It is a method applicable anywhere on earth, both in rural and in urban areas, e.g. on a balcony.  It can be applied at the lowest cost to alleviate malnutrition and hunger.

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Building a bottle tower for container gardening

http://youtu.be/-uDbjZ9roEQ

Plastic bottles stacked into a bottle tower can be recycled to set up a vertical kitchen garden at home. The bottle towers are used for container gardening of vegetables and herbs. How to build such a tower is shown in different steps.

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About Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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