We are projected to earn only 40 percent of the food’s nutrient value nowadays. Several sources indicate that this is false although other others go much further by suggesting that this number is smaller overall. In either event, when you are fortunate enough to have a farm near by with healthy fresh produce that you can grow and consume on a regular basis, I assume the produce offered in the supermarket is deficient in nutrients too. Do you want to know more? see post.
Many fresh foods fly great distances and process other products to maximize shelf life. Farmers are forced to rely on artificial fertilizers and pesticides for their crops to achieve the highest possible yield while other producers utilize growth hormones, antibiotics and inhumane confinement for animal production. (By the way, from what I understand about antibiotics offered to livestock meant for dinner… they are not required if the animals are kept in healthy, uncrowded habitats where they can stretch their legs and get fresh air and sunshine every day. Another reason to shop organic.) The production of high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar and low-fibre diets has rapidly become ubiquitous. The abundance and lower price of sugar-and fat-rich refined and energy-dense products make them attractive to both the pocket book and taste buds, but not without repercussions. Obesity, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other chronic conditions are gaining a foothold in North America and experts are now beginning to accept that food plays an important role in disease prevention and treatment.
The keys to a healthy diet are consistency, diversity and moderation. A sufficient proportion of calories from the different food classes, a combination of foods from the different food groups and consistency in the intake of any food will give us the nutrition that we need to sustain life.
Even though advances in the food industry have increased food quality and safety over time, there are still questions about the nutritional content that the food actually produces. Nutrients will come primarily from the foods we eat but identifying crops that have not been produced in nutritionally impaired soils is becoming increasingly difficult. Decades of bad farming practices are depleting nutritional nutrients we need for good safety and wellbeing.
Hence the value of dietary supplements.
Nutritional supplements are intended to include important as well as non-essential nutrients that you do not get from your diet. Nutritional foods, commonly known as nutritional supplements, are an integral component of a holistic fitness plan, which may have major health benefits. These may also fix dietary deficiencies and help improve the immune system, and empirical research is growing to confirm the advantages of nutritional supplements and their function in preserving optimum health.