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Americans are overfed and undernourished - multivitamins can help

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Last updated 8/2/2018 at 9:31am

Americans are eating more than ever. Today, the average adult consumes about 3,700 calories per day. That’s nearly 30 percent more than we ate in 1961 — and about double what’s recommended.

Despite these calories, tens of millions of Americans are undernourished. Since many of our extra calories are coming from processed foods rich in sugar and saturated fats, we’re not getting enough nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Curbing our consumption habits — and trimming Americans’ waistlines — will be difficult. But Americans can start to get the nutrients they n...

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