Its Fashion Flash Monday, New Year’s Eve Edition, hosted by Barbara of The Best of Everything After 50. The Fashion Flash bloggers have cranked it up to end 2013 with the best of the best fashion and beauty tips:
* Jackie of Aging Backwards takes an honest look at New Year’s Resolutions
* Fab Over 40 ends the year with a not to be missed plan for reviving dull, dry skin
*Prime Beauty shows how to get that special beauty glow by using the right products
*Black Cat Plus proves that beauty is never based on size
* Fabulous After 40 shares the best looks of 2013
* Moving Free with Mirabai reveals the top five fitness myths
* Staness of Menopause Makeover shares her recipe for Pomegranate Champagne punch– a drink tht is both healthy and delicious.
* And don’t even THINK of starting the New Year without The Best of Everything Over 50 personal beauty products picks.
One of the New Year’s Resolutions that I make each year is to actually take a multi-vitamin pill each and every morning. This year a trio of studies about multi-vitamins shook my faith in that simple resolution. Looking at more than 400,000 men and women, researchers from Harvard and Columbia University found that multi-vitamins, even super high dose ones, did not reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and memory issues. Now many doctors are even recommending against a daily basic bsupplement.
But I think that we still need a nutritional safety net. For example, both gluten free and vegan diets can be terribly low in all the B vitamins including niacin, thiamin and riboflavin. Low carb diets have plenty of B vitamins but the lack of fruits and veggies make it dangerously low in vitamin C. Before we now blindly follow these new recommendations, I think the decision to take supplements should be based on individual food plans, not large scale studies.
I would love to hear what vitamins you take and if these new studies have changed the way you choose supplements.