I have always believed and touted that I get all the nutritional support from my food. That although I do eat ‘junk food’, have an occasional alcoholic beverage and love things deep fried, in general I’m healthy. I, for the most part, eat a relatively balanced diet of grains, vegetables, proteins and then the food pyramid changed. So I began relying on labels, but how many grams of proteins and sugars am I supposed to get and what does based on a 2,000 calorie diet really mean? 2,000 calories sounds like a lot but is it really? Then I heard the buzzword/accronym GMO, what is that? My milk is supposed to be rBST free, is it? Are my eggs supposed to be brown shell or white and what is the difference?
The World Health Organization states that “Nutrition is the foundation for health and development. Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, less illness and better health.
Healthy children learn better. Healthy people are stronger, more productive, and more able to create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of both poverty and hunger in a sustainable way.
Better nutrition is a prime entry point to ending poverty and a milestone to achieving better quality of life.”
I started to do some research and learned that according to the USDA, we have a reliable declines in protein and calcium in our foods. “The average vegetable found in today’s supermarket is anywhere from 5-40% lower in minerals, proteins and vitamins compared to those harvested just 50 years ago.” Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition: What Is the Evidence? by Donald R. Davis, Ph.D., Journal of HortScience; February 2009.
So, what is going on? Well, we are farming differently, we have industrialized agriculture, we use pesticides, we have GMO’s which are genetically modified organisms, our soils are mineral and vitamin depleted. So what is the effect? We have a much faster and bigger harvest than in years past. There is less time for nutrient absorption from synthesis and soil. In some instances the ingredients in fertilizers , such as potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus, can interfere with the absorption of nutrients.
We are also handling the produce differently, we pick fruits and vegetables green or under-ripe to withstand shipping and to extend shelf-life in warehouses and grocery stands. Not to mention that we block ethylene, a natural occurring hormone that causes plants to soften and ripen.
Is there a solution? Of course, there are many. First, be selective about the food you choose, organic produce generally have higher levels of minerals than those grown with chemicals. Be choosey, find a grower that has been using organic methods for at least ten years. Second, perhaps not the easiest of choices is to grow your own. Finally and perhaps the easiest, is to take supplements.
Supplementation provides essential vitamins and minerals needed every day they can provide noticeable health improvements such as increased energy, joint comfort, skin health and improved sleep to name a few. Multivitamin supplements can prevent deficiencies of vitamins and minerals and many contain 100% or more of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamins. The human body needs 13 essential vitamins for overall well being, general body functions and may even help reduce stress. On the flip side, deficiencies result in illness and health complications. JAMA (Journal of American Medicine) in 2002 advised medical doctors to recommend daily multivitamin supplements to all patients. Studies show overall health is improved when taking a multivitamin.
As with everything else, be choosey about your supplementation… Many manufacturers use fillers and binders to help the production process, make the end product look more appealing and easier to swallow. These fillers can impact your body and health, as they can have similar effects as some additives in processed foods and these fillers can block the absorption of nutrients.
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