Supplementing With Smoothies

According to the 2009 Healthcare Professionals Impact Study, more than 80% of registered dietitians believe that the majority of American adults have nutritional gaps in their daily food intake that can be filled with supplements. A total of 300 dietitians were surveyed and 96% said that they used supplements themselves. However, only 23% thought that their clients had a good understanding of supplement benefits and uses.

The Bigger Picture: Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, fish oils as well as protein powders and a wide range of other products. A great place to start your supplement education is the label on any product. That's where you'll find preparation directions, recommended dosage and intended uses. If you talking about protein powders, you can continue your education at Then go to for a growing list of ways to enjoy a protein shake!

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