There are a whole lot of misconceptions regarding whole food vitamins that are available in the market. While it might be a bit of stretch to call it a nutrient, dietary fiber or ‘roughage’ is vital to the health of the digestive system, and thus to the efficacy with which all other nutrients get absorbed. They are not in adequate quantities required to label them as products made from all natural vitamins.\n\nThis is why fruits and vegetables are universally considered to be healthy foods by almost everyone, and refined sugar (which was rare during hunter-gatherer times, in the form of seasonal honey) causes obesity, cavities, and even diabetes. This is where well-meaning eaters so often falter in the journey towards health improvement and a trimmer waistline, entering the lifelong trend of yo-yo dieting.\n\nEven though the average American child is now much heavier, consuming more food each day, they are missing many important nutritional elements. This is in part because, though the body gets more calories from more food, it is still starved of nutrition causing one to eat even more.\n\nI’ve tried all the “natural” appetite suppressants: hoodia, jojoba, green tea, fiber supplements and so on. None come even close to the appetite suppressing power of simply avoiding all refined carbohydrates such as white bread, rice, flour, high fructose corn syrup, sugars, tortillas, cereals and so on.\n\nHowever, as any dietitian will tell you this is not a good way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet, and can even have negative long-term effects on the state of your health. Food provides nutrients to the body. The best idea, say experts, when it comes to determining your whole food supplements requirements is to decide on the readily available foods that you can and will eat consistently, then fill in the gaps from there.