Vitamins and minerals are as essential as the air we breathe and the water we drink and keeping us healthy and protecting our bodies from disease. But what I think we don’t think about is how vitamins and minerals exist. For example, vitamins are organic substances produced by plants or animals, whereas minerals that or inorganic originate from the soil, rocks, and waters within the earth. However, minerals can be absorbed indirectly from the environment or an animal that has eaten a particular plant grown within the soil.
But unfortunately, in today’s modern world, farming practices had gradually depleted our soil over time, decreasing the content of vitamins and minerals that once before was sufficient.
Fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. The main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion. So, sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot or strawberry is less good for you than before.
Although the National Health Service recommends having at least 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, the bottom line is if that produce is grown in soil-depleted vitamins and minerals, then you have to ask yourself, “am I receiving all the benefits?”……. you think.
So, what do you do if you love fruits and veggies not only because of the taste but also because of the vitamins and minerals they supply?
Here are a couple of things I suggest:
First, buy local in-season. Local foods often retain more nutrients. In addition, local produce can ripen naturally, while food that travels long distances is picked before it’s ripe.
Secondly, choose organic produce because it is generally grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Also, Livestock raised under organic practices is not fed antibiotics or growth hormones. Instead, they’re kinder to the environment….. YEAH
Now let us say you do not like your fruits and veggies. Well, that’s ok then a high-quality food state multivitamin can help address insufficiencies of some of the most lacking vitamins and minerals. However, this doesn’t mean that vitamin supplements are an adequate substitute for a diet rich in plant sources, but I would recommend them.
Hope you discovered something new from reading this, and drop me a plant emoji if you are interested in learning more about high-quality food state multivitamins. Thanks for reading, everyone, and remeber I am here to help.
Thanks for reading, everyone, and remeber I am here to help.