Nutritional supplementsYou’re referring to the first commandment in nutrition that states “Thou shalt meet all your nutritional needs from a balanced diet.” That means, all you have to do is consume daily 5 to 9 fresh fruits and vegetables, 6 to 11 whole grains, 3 glasses of low-fat milk, and 2 servings of extra-lean meat, chicken, fish, or legumes. Sounds reasonable, but there’s a catch – most people aren’t doing it. In fact, the just-published findings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII), show that only a measly one out of every 100 people meet even minimum standards for dietary adequacy. So, in answer to your question, yes, many people would benefit from a well-chosen supplement. Photo credit: Creative Commons License Clean Wal-Mart via Compfight