For the last thirty or so years. the official base line implored that a healthy balanced diet is essential for the purpose of maintaining human health. As such the populous have been constantly reminded to consume five items of fruit and vegetables each and every day. By way of the latest publicized guidance it is now deemed an official recommendation for everybody to up the fresh food intake by double that previously stated. It transpires that the increased consumption of fruit and veg will merely maintain the measure of health benefits of fresh foods and not provide any enhancement. It may now be inferred that either the original guidance was flawed and it has now been corrected. Or there is something amiss with the food chain that has prompted the latest revision.
David Lilley, is one of the growing army of distributors for Simply Naturals products. His opinion is that the latter is correct. To reinforce the point, Lilley directs toward trace minerals research promulgated by way of “Senate Document 264”. This research was perhaps the first study of the function of minerals in the diet of all living creatures. Provided here are a few nuggets of information extracted from this document that are quite enlightening.
“This talk about trace minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes.”
“Certainly, our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take on-board than upon calories of vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume.”
“It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body’s appropriation of minerals, and that in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless”.
“Soils seriously deficient in minerals cannot produce plant life competent to maintain human needs.”
” No one of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply their system with the mineral salts they require for perfect health, because their stomach isn’t big enough to hold them! And individually people are running to big stomachs”.
This quoted trace minerals research published in the USA in 1936 effectively highlighted the fact that modern intensive farming practices are eroding soils of the essential ingredients for humans to maintain healthy disease resistant function. Unfortunately, the only thing that has changed since this research was conducted is a stark worsening of the situation. The soils that food is produced from has not been re-mineralised and has become more depleted than ever. In 2004, for example, Donald Davis, a researcher for the Biochemical Institute at the University of Texas analysed 43 fruits and vegetables from 1950 to 1999 and reported shocking reductions in vitamins, minerals, and protein in all of them. For example, he found that while broccoli had 130 mgs of calcium in 1950, by 2004 it had only 43 mgs. Even more alarming 96% of the iron had been lost from apples. These are, of course, frightening declines in the minerals required to sustain good health.
The good news is that Peter Willoughby who is the head of ‘Simply Naturals’ Has unlocked a source of plant derived minerals. Originally extracted from the soil by plants way back in prehistoric times. Only to be released by the advent of global warming and receding glaciers. A pure water filtration process reveals a staggering 75 trace minerals. Why try to eat so much food every day when the minerals you need can be obtained for a fraction of the cost. Take a closer look at Simply Naturals Minerals