Five A Day Rises To Ten A Day The Truth Revealed About Our Food.
Declining Minerals in food relates to declining of health
The BBC announced on its news channel that the latest research into dietary requirements of the human race will not be met by the previous governmental guidelines.The latest recommendation for everybody to up the fresh food intake by double that previously stated.
It transpires that the increased consumption of fruit and veg will merely maintain the measure of health benefits of fresh foods and not provide any enhancement. It may now be inferred that either the original guidance was flawed and it has now been corrected.
Or perhaps there is something amiss with the food chain that has prompted the latest revision.
Minerals Research Provides The Key
In all probability it is most likely that intensive farming is responsible for a stark decline in the nutrients available in farm soil.
We need look no further than the findings of “Senate Document 264”. Promulgated in 1936 and perhaps being the first study into the function of trace minerals in the diet of all living creatures.
Provided here are a few nuggets of information extracted from this document that are quite enlightening.
- "This talk about trace minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes."
- "Certainly, our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take on-board than upon calories of vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume."
- "It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and that in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless".
- “Soils seriously deficient in minerals cannot produce plant life competent to maintain human needs."
- " No one of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply their system with the mineral salts they require for perfect health, because their stomach isn't big enough to hold them! And individually people are running to big stomachs".
This quoted trace minerals research published in the USA over eighty years ago effectively highlighted the fact that the mineral content of the soil is as important as the calorific value of the food produced. In fact the mineral content of the soils provide the essential ingredients for humans to maintain healthy disease resistant function.
Unfortunately, the only thing that has changed since this research was conducted is a stark worsening of the situation.
The soils that food is produced from has not been re-mineralized and has become more depleted than ever.
In 2004 Donald Davis, a researcher for the Biochemical Institute at the University of Texas analyzed 43 fruits and vegetables from 1950 to 1999 and reported shocking reductions in vitamins, minerals, and protein in all of them.
For example he found that:-
- Broccoli had 130 Mg's of calcium in 1950, and now it only contains 43 Mg's.
- Even more alarming 96% of the iron had been lost from apples.
Nutritional deficiencies are what scientists believe may be behind the epic increase in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and gut problems of all kinds
Major decline in mineral content of farm land soil
The only practical way to ensure maintenance of good health is to supplement the diet with minerals.
Peter Willoughby who is the head of ‘Simply Naturals’ Has unlocked a source of plant derived minerals. Originally extracted from the soil by plants. This prehistoric source of natural goodness was exposed by the advent of global warming and receding glaciers. The plant substrate reveals a staggering 75 trace minerals which are extracted through a pure water filtration process.
Plant derived minerals provide a superior supplement in comparison to others that are widely available. During photosynthesis plants digest the mineral creating a tiny, atom-sized mineral that can be immediately absorbed by the human body.
Essentially, people need to be aware of the situation and take steps to remedy the problem.
if we want to reverse the epic increase in disease today, we must correct the nutrient decline in our foods. In the short term we can re-nourish ourselves, our families, and reach out to friends. To share what we have learned. Ultimately we need industrial farmers to start re-mineralizing their soil at a global level and for government officials to treat this problem as the world crisis it truly is.
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