Why I Don't Depend Solely on Food For My Nutritional Needs


Read this blog post about why supplements are a good thing to use with how our food crops have changed!

Today's post deals with why food simply isn't as nutritious as it once was. This is one of many reasons why there are so many incidences of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, and difficulty in weight loss. For this reason, I am a fan of supplements in our current atmosphere. Most of the food that we consume today is nothing like what our parents and grandparents were consuming. It's not as nutrient dense, sun charged, or mineral dense. There are many factors that are at play with this that we should run through quickly.

 

Food is less nutritious for these reasons below:

1.Overworked soils: farm land previously was allowed to rest in between grow seasons. This was so the bacteria and minerals could be allowed to repopulate the soil and adjust things like pH. This is also the reason why crop rotations are used because certain crops rebalance nutrients that are used by other crops. This farming synergy of rotation and rest made sure that the earth could be replenished properly. These practices are less prevalent today and result in nutrient depleted soil, which leads to nutrient depleted food.

2. Pesticides and Herbicides: some pesticides and herbicides contain organic compounds that act as toxins and mineral chelators. A mineral chelator is a compound that can grab nutrients out of the soil and hold them within their structure. One of the possible offenders of nutrient chelation is glyphosate. Glyphosate has the ability to chelate important minerals including calcium, magnesium and zinc. Constant use of this herbicide can deplete soils where its used, typically for GMO wheat, corn, and soy that has been bred to withstand glyphosate exposure.