Categories: Food Quality

Food Is Becoming Less Nutritious

Even though the vegetables today look great, they contain only about 30 percent of the minerals that similar looking vegetables contained 70 years ago.

Even though the vegetables today looks great, they contain only about 30 percent of the minerals that they contained 50 years ago.

Chuck Benbrook, science advisor to the Greenfield, Massachussets-based Organic Center for Education and Promotion wrote:

The faster a plant grows/is pushed, the more intensive the production system, the higher the yield goal, the greater the chance that the harvest from that crop will be deficient in some set of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Well, yes. What else would you expect? The plants are growing without pulling in the minerals they used to get when they were allowed to grow at natural rates. So now what? We believe that supplementation is the only way out.

Until we all as a society demand quality food. And by quality I mean nutrients, not looks.

A study of 43 vegetables and fruits suggests their nutritional value has declined in the past 50 years, scientists say. The researchers suggested the decline may result from the fact that farmers have been planting crops designed to improve traits other than nutritional value, such as size. Broccoli a favorite among many mothers thanks to its alleged nutritional value is one of the many garden crops whose nutrient content has been declining in recent decades, according to studies. The researchers said the study also raises the possibility that similar declines might have affected other food crops, such as grains. More research is required to check whether this is so, said Donald Davis, the study’s lead author. The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on foods nutrient content. Davis and colleagues studied U.S. Department of Agriculture data on garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also melons and strawberries, comparing data from both 1950 and 1999.

We have been concentrating on mineral and nutrient rich supplementation for years.

Products from our Superfoods, ORMUS, Minerals categories will help restore the mineral balance we all require to maintain health.

The other day the importance of minerals came to me and I expressed it this way: Our aura is the reflection of our well-being. The aura is dependent on the electric charge our cells are able to carry. The electric charge is directly dependent on the quality of the electrolyte in the cellular battery, and that is directly related to the mineral content of the bodily fluids involved in these exchanges. In other words: the total dissolved solids in our cellular structures will dictate how well we feel and function.

Study suggests nutrient decline in garden crops over past 50 years.

University of Texas at Austin and World Science staff, a study of 43 vegetables and fruits suggests their nutritional value has declined in the past 50 years, scientists say. The researchers suggested the decline may result from the fact that farmers have been planting crops designed to improve traits other than nutritional value, such as size. Broccoli a favorite among many mothers, thanks to its alleged nutritional value is one of the many garden crops whose nutrient content has been declining in recent decades, according to studies.

The researchers said the study also raises the possibility that similar declines might have affected other food crops, such as grains. More research is required to check whether this is so, said Donald Davis, the study’s lead author. The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on foods nutrient content. Davis and colleagues studied U.S. Department of Agriculture data on garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also melons and strawberries, comparing data from both 1950 and 1999. To maintain health you must add mineral and enzyme supplementation to your daily program if you eat the standard grocery store and fast food restaurant diet. If you are eating organic, biodynamically farmed food, and eat a lot of raw uncooked meals, you are probably fine.

Author: Martin Pytela