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Antioxidant supplements

You’re already taking a daily multivitamin, vitamin D, and maybe even some calcium. But should you buy into the antioxidant hype?

Not so fast. For the most part, antioxidant supplements—including vitamins C and E, minerals like selenium, and supplements like fish oil and beta-carotene—are a waste of money, says Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, Health’s senior food and nutrition editor.

Antioxidants may be helpful in preventing heart disease and some cancers, but you can easily get enough through a healthy diet, she says.

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