Vitamins and minerals. They
are very important for our physical and
mental health. Without these essential nutrients,
our bodies would literally cease to function.
We can obtain many of these nutrients from
the normal foods we consume everyday. However,
due to high processing and refinement, and
even our farming methods which are highly
streamlined and productivity focused, the
nutrient content is not what it used to
be. Our modern farming methods produce beautiful
looking fruits and vegetables, but compared
to organically grown fruits and vegetables,
they contain lots of pesticide and less
of essential vitamins,
other important nutrients.
A Japanese Food Standardized Ingredients
List (JFSI list) states that the nutritional
contents of our plant foods have lost many
of the nutrients due to environmental factors,
soil destruction, and high processing methods.
The amount of vitamin
C in 100gm of spinach was tracked and
measured, and the results were troubling
(but not surprising):
C content in 100gm of spinach
In less than 50 years, the vitamin
C content of 100gm of spinach fell from
150gm to 13mg. That means we have to eat
at least 10 times more spinach compared
to our grandfathers back in the 50s to get
the same amount of vitamin
C in spinach.
So what are the functions and benefits
What’s the difference between vitamins
and minerals? And why are they so important
for optimum health?
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