7 Reasons You Need a Multivitamin
In a perfect world, a balanced diet would provide all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs. But for most of us, the world our food is produced in is far from perfect.
This NB offers 7 reasons why getting all the nutrients you need from food is difficult, if not downright impossible.
1. Loss of Topsoil
Topsoil erosion is a major environmental problem worldwide.3 As topsoil is lost, farmers resort to ever more intensive farming practices to maintain their same yield. If minerals aren’t restored to the earth, they won’t be in the produce grown in it.
2. Diminishing Nutrients in the Food Supply Overall
Contamination of vegetables, fruits, and meat with pesticides, hormones, heavy metals, antibiotics, and food additives diminishes the nutrients you’ll gain from your food.
3. Transportation & Storage of Food
Produce is often picked early and transported long distances before arriving in your local grocery store. Exposure to air, light, and heat all contribute to nutrient loss.
4. Food Preparation & Cooking
Overcooking and microwaving food contributes to a loss of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
5. Depleted Minerals in Water
Filtration systems can remove important minerals from water, such as magnesium.
6. Low-Calorie & Restrictive Diets
Unless you’re paying close attention to nutrient density, consuming fewer calories overall and cutting out categories of certain foods usually means taking in fewer nutrients.
7. Most Popular Ready-to-Eat Foods Are Nutrition-Poor
Many processed and refined foods are laden with sugar, preservatives, salt, and fat, and lacking in the vitamins, minerals, and fiber your body needs.
Did you know that up until the early 1900s, people were not aware of the existence of vitamins and minerals contained within their food??
Then in 1912, a Polish American microbiologist named Casimir Funk discovered that vitamins B1, B2, C, and D were necessary to human health and contributed to the normal functioning of the hormonal system.
This revolutionary idea that nutrients could cure disease led to the prevention of nutrient deficiency disease such as beriberi, rickets, and scurvy.
In 1943, the first one-a-day multivitamin was introduced and the rest, as they say, is history!
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