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The Brutal Truth About What Went Wrong With The Foodchain

Mar 12, 2008
You are not going to believe this, but the reason your trainer will insist vitamin supplements are useless is because that is what they learn at personal trainer school. I know this for a fact because I went to personal trainer school myself, only I had come from the wellness industry ... so there was no fooling me that vitamin supplements were useless. But for those in my class who didn't come from my background, the deal was sealed. They were totally brainwashed by our tutors into believing you can get all the nutrients you need for your body from food. In this article I'm going to discuss what went wrong with the food chain and why supplementation is absolutely critically important to your health and wellbeing.

The notion that supplementation is a big waste of money because the aging process is responsible for all wellness deficiencies and that all the nutrients your body needs can be obtained from your average food intake is false. The two major problems with the current food supply is that 61% of our population is overweight, and we aren't getting even the minimum amounts of basic nutrition for optimum health.

Back in 1948, 100 grams of spinach contained 158 milligrams of iron. That maximum had dropped to 27 milligrams by 1965. In 1973 it was averaging 2.2. Today, you would have to eat 75 bowls of spinach to get the amount of iron you would've got from one bowl of spinach back in 1948. Cobalt is needed to process vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is needed for healthy red blood cells, but would you believe it if I told you that most of the vegetables that supply cobalt now test zero? That's how berserk the food chain has become. Most of the soil used to grow fruit and vegetable is very depleted. The end result is crops produced are invariably low in essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need for optimum health. You still think nutritional supplements are unnecessary and a total waste of money?

The dying cells in our internal and external organs need constant replacing with the help of necessary proteins, vitamins and minerals so that our immune system doesn't weaken to leave us vulnerable to sickness and disease. To insure good health, you need 20 essential amino acids, 14 essential minerals and 13 essential vitamins in your daily diet.

To avoid weight gain and poor health, you need to change the way you rely totally on food to fill the nutritional needs of your body--if good health is what you want. Consider cutting back--if not eliminating all together--processed foods. They do not contain the proper nutrients to maintain good health. Nada! Try not to purchase food based on price, taste and convenience. This is a sure fire way to kiss your health goodbye. Try to learn about healthy eating and supplementation. The information is out there, use it! One thing the educational system failed us is in teaching us nothing about nutrition. But it's never too late to learn. There's one more thing I have to add here, if you're going to buy supplements make sure they are naturally derived. Oh, and the next time your trainer tells you supplements are useless, ignore them. It isn't their fault. That is what they were taught at personal trainer school.
About the Author
Anthony J. Namata is a successful Internet Marketer and author of How to Become An International Gemstone Dealer and his popular online journal Diary Of An Internet Marketer -- a day-to-day account chronicling his entrepreneurial endeavors on the net.
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