Wondering if you really need to take supplements?
Wondering if you really need to
take supplements? Can you get everything you need from food? Have
a look at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutritional
values for fruits and vegetables today compared to 1975.
the loss of vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin A is down 41%
peppers: Vitamin C is down 31%
Iron is down 88%
Calcium and Vitamin A are down 50%
Vitamin C is down 45%, Vitamin B1 is down 48%, and Vitamin
B2 is down 47%
greens: Vitamin A is down 45%, Potassium is down 60%, and
Magnesium is down 85%
Al Sears, MD (www.alsearsmd.com)
writes: According to USDA’s own numbers, the vitamin and mineral
content has dramatically plummeted – in just 30 years!
Notice minerals like iron and magnesium
have dropped by more than 80 percent. That’s from commercial
farming technology and powerful fertilizers that practically sterilize
the soil – leaving it with little to no mineral content.
If the soil doesn’t have minerals,
there’s no way for vegetables to absorb them.
And that’s bad news for your
health. Magnesium regulates over 300 body functions every day and
is critical to heart health and healthy glucose metabolism.*
What’s worse, fruit and vegetable
growers create “hybrids” for the sake of making their
produce “look better.” They actually create new versions
of all your favorites so they have more water, more sugar, more
pith (the indigestible support tissue like the white fibrous netting
around an orange section), and less of everything else.
Growers call this the “dilution
effect.” For them, more water and more pith helps their produce
ship well, look good, and weigh a lot. But it virtually wipes out
their vitamin and mineral content.
The plunge in nutrients in your
produce over the last 30 to 50 years is bad enough. But it is rapidly
getting much worse. Genetic hybrids are pushing nutrient values
Broccoli hybrids, for instance,
themselves are 50% lower in calcium and magnesium than “normal”
broccoli. And the “normal” broccoli has less than half
the calcium and magnesium than broccoli did in 1975!
In less than 50 years, the mineral,
vitamin, and antioxidant value native to fruits and vegetables has
been virtually “destroyed” – robbing you of the
natural vital nutrients you need every day.