Do you care what you and your family eat? I'm sure you do. But, in today's fast paced life, most of us often just grab something quick - - - Fast Foods / Processed Foods - - - We are getting empty calories filled with ingredients that increase our appetites and cause cravings for more junk food. No wonder "weight loss products" are such a big business. Then, those of us who really do care and want to nourish our bodies with the necessary ingredients turn to supplements.
What Gives You the Most Real Nutrition? According to researchers at Cornell University . . . . Eating one small apple is more beneficial than taking a mega dose of vitamin-C. An apple does contain vitamin-C, but it also contains many other healthy naturally-occurring substances such as antioxidants.
. . You can get more calcium, from one pint of fresh carrot juice then, you can from 25 pounds of calcium tablets.
The Truth is, there are literally thousands of naturally-occurring nutrients in fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and sprouts that you simply can't get from synthetic or isolated vitamin and mineral supplements. The Facts are - - - Live Whole Foods are a better source of nutrients for our bodies then Supplements. But, What has happened to our healthy food supply? Why aren't we getting the same nutritious foods our Grandfathers or even our Fathers did? 1.
Years of farming - trying to get the maximum yield from each field - has depleted the soil. Hence the chemical fertilizer industry was born. These chemicals have tainted our foods and water supply. 2. We are often eating produce that has been sprayed with bug poison. 3.
We are eating produce that has been treated with radiation. Yes, treated with radioactive gamma rays so they will appear fresher by the time they reach our grocery stores. 4. In many cases, even foods advertised as natural foods are not really what we think they are.
Because, of the time-distance from the fields to your grocery store, many fruits and vegetables are prematurely picked, before nature and sunshine can do it's best work. Many prematurely picked tomatoes are artificially ripened with unnatural hormones. What is the Toxic and Potential Risk from these foods? 5. Research shows that Hormones, Steroids and, Antibiotics, found in animal products can be absorbed by fruits and vegetables grown in soil treated with manure from animals fed these products. How Safe are Genetically Engineered foods? What is the genetically altering of seeds doing to our food supply? What are the hidden Health Risks of Genetically Modified foods? Genes from, bacteria, viruses, plants, and animals are inserted into seeds, creating plants that are more drought and pest-resistant.
If, we can get more yield from our fields, it could help the world hunger challenge. But at what risk? Over 70% of processed foods in our grocery stores contain genetically modified ingredients? The chief offenders are corn, soy, cottonseed and canola. High fructose corn syrup converts to fat more than any other sugar. This is usually made with genetically modified corn and genetically modified enzymes.
Author Jeffrey Smith, in his book "Seeds of Deception" reveals that between 1994 and 2001 when genetically modified foods hit the market --- Food related illnesses Doubled. What do you think is happening to our Honey Bees? How will the disappearance of bees affect crop yields? Do you get Your Five to Nine Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily? Eating the Five to Nine Serving of Fruits and Vegetable every day as recommended, by the U.S. Government disease control in Atlanta, is not that easy. Most of us only get a fraction of that, especially in the winter months. If, we try to eat only organic, it gets really expensive and even more difficult.
So, What Can We Do? Some of us can grow some of our own foods, whether it be a farm, a small garden plot, or even patio containers. This though, is only a seasonal solution, and for some it is impossible. Local farmers markets, Health and Whole Foods Stores if available, can be an option.
Ask questions, find out where and how your produce is grown. Read labels. When buying supplements, be sure they are all natural.
Isolated vitamins and minerals may not be the best way, but better then not getting any. What Do you Want? The key is to be aware of what you really do want for you and your family. By knowing what would be ideal for you, you are more apt to achieve the goal of good Nutrition. If you are like me, - - - - You want more Real, Whole. Food based Nutrition.
That has all the natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that we need. Guaranteed to be of the highest quality, certified organic, naturally grown fruits and vegetables of ideal quantity and variety. Tastes good and be affordable.
Is convenient and quick enough to fit into my busy life style. I recommend, you actually write down, what you feel would be an ideal diet to best nourish your body. And, how would you feel if your body was getting the proper Nutrition? Good Nutrition can change your life!.
Meg Greenly grew up on a ranch in Wyoming. She has been a student of Nutrition, Natural Health and Wellness for over 35 years. Also, she is very concerned about Global Warming & the state of our environment To Learn more, click the link below to visit her website. http://www.helpstop-globalwarming.com