A common question I hear my clients say is "Can't I just take a multivitamin and be covered for the day?". The answer is yes and no. A good whole foods multivitamin does help supplement some of the vitamins and minerals that you may be lacking. However, nature has a way of combining these nutrients in just the right proportion and ratio. They work together to preform countless functions throughout your body. Lacking just one of the multitude of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants can hamper your body from running at its optimum potential.
Have fun! Experiment with different varieties, colors and textures. If you don't know what something is, ask! Many local farmers markets and grocery stores will be glad to give you ideas on how to eat that new treasure you found.