When and Why are Nutritional Supplements Necessary?

Modern agricultural science as proven the fact that gradual nutrient depletion in our farm soils has given way to plants that are themselves void of their original nutrients, as much as a fractional amount compared to soil content 100 years ago! So essentially, you would have to eat 3 or 4 tomatoes to gain the same nutritional value that you would from one naturally or “Organically” raised tomato. Only a small minority of our food in the U.S. is even available organically!The article that follows discusses the pros and cons of vitamin consumption and why we need to consider them as well as the best supplements to take. I am going to use tomatoes as an example. Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, a powerful anti carcinogen.If I were to ask you to eat 10 fresh tomatoes at one serving, I doubt that you would or even could. That’s because tomatoes have a lot of water, and they fill you up quickly. So you wouldn’t be able to get as much nutrition from those tomatoes if you ate them raw. Eating them in their raw form is the best way to benefit nutritionally from them, but may not meet your nutritional needs, especially any nutritional deficiencies. You will probably need a greater amount of a particular nutrient than you can get just by eating.However, if you were to take these 10 tomatoes and dry them, grind them up into a powder, and then shape that powder into capsules or tablets and consume them, you could easily eat those 10 tomatoes and enjoy all their nutritional benefits. Think about it, 10 times the Lycopene in a couple of small caps. It’s all about the density of nutrients. I’m not at all saying that you shouldn’t eat raw tomatoes or other whole foods as raw foods are good for calories, but getting outstanding nutrition requires consuming whole food concentrates. Personally, I eat both fruits and vegetables for enjoyment and calories, combined with whole food concentrates for nutrition.Using holistic nutrition as an example, whole foods are taken from nature that are grown organically, or microalgae and other superfood supplements are harvested, and then dried and finely ground into powders, and then those powders are used as is, preferable, or are encapsulated or shaped into pills or tablets. That’s the way to get your nutrition in the modern world. This is by far the best way to ensure that we stay healthy, at least nutritionally. This can be done with virtually any nutrient dense food, which is what you find in the ever growing family of Super Green powders. Highly bio absorbable and extremely nutrient rich, this would seem to be the state of the art in nutrition products.Your body makes much better use and absorbs nearly all of the available nutrients as described above, as opposed to a documented 10 to 20 percent for artificial vitamins. High-density whole food concentrates provide real nutrition. Forget about those cheap, low-cost bottles of vitamin C, vitamin E or those B vitamins you might find at the wholesale clubs, pharmacies or grocery stores. What a waste!Even single whole food supplements are typically not going to do you very much good, because your body doesn’t need just one or two vitamins; your body needs a whole complement of vitamins from a lot of different sources.Here’s a little food for thought to end this article. Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, was quoted as stating that every disease known to man can be attributed to the lack of a vitamin or mineral, however minute. Eat smarter, not more. Thanks for reading…

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