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?Study after study has shown that eating higher amounts of fruits and vegetables protects you against a whole host of diseases. It is thought that if you don?t eat enough fruits and vegetables, you take supplements and it might do the same thing, but this is faulty thinking,? stresses Neuhouser. ?The fact is it?s reductionist thinking to consider that a few things in fruits and vegetables protect against disease. There are hundreds of compounds in plants that might work together to protect against chronic disease. It may not be appropriate to pull out 10 to 20 ingredients and put it in a multivitamin or even to provide single ingredients to get the same effect of whole foods.

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