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Are Supplements a Scam: Or Are They Necessary?

Aug 18, 2007
In today's world I believe that taking high quality supplements is of utmost importance. More than twenty or thirty years ago, it was probably not necessary to take supplements because the food everyone ate was natural, not altered and not full of toxic chemicals like much of the food today.

Your body gets its much needed vitamins and minerals from the food we eat, and/or any supplements we take. That is it. Obviously the best way for your body to get its daily vitamins and minerals is through a healthy food source, such as an organic orange or apple.

But today most of our food sources no longer contain the nutrient content they once did and are supposed to. In order to make sure that your body is getting the vital nutrients it needs you should take high quality supplements, try to pay close attention to your diet, and the rest of this article.

The problem with the nutrient content in food today is that most of the fruits, vegetables, and meat we consume is loaded with toxic chemicals like pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics, and chemical food additives and preservatives. There are literally thousands of chemicals that food manufacturers use on , in and around the products they sell. Over the past 50 years there has been an ever increasing amount of chemicals in our food.

Why are they using these chemicals on our food? Well, it is so they can produce goods faster, and in increasing quantity, therefore they can make more money. In the process they are either unaware of or don't care about the health ramifications of such actions.

Why isn't the government stepping in and doing something about this? Since there is no immediate, direct health threat from consuming these products it is easy for the companies to justify that their products are perfectly fine to eat.

Since their actions cause long-term health problems, it is very hard to prove, without reasonable doubt, that the chemicals in vegetables and meat you ate ten years ago is causing your obesity and illness today.

This is a debate the food manufacturers will probably continue to win, so you need to educate and take the right actions to eat as much organic food as possible because it is natural and not contaminated and take high quality supplements to ensure that your body is getting what it needs.

I am not trying to win the debate, I just want you to know what I have learned through my experience, and what others have gained from applying this information to their lives.

When I ate toxic food as described above I was depressed a lot, was overweight, got sick all of the time and just did not feel good. Since taking control of my food choices and becoming educated on the subject of natural health and what supplements to take I have noticed a huge turn-around in all aspects of my life.

If, as you read this article, you are wondering if you are happy and healthy, you are not. When I talk about being healthy I am talking about feeling so good that you will not question it. You will want to burst out of bed and start exercising. You will feel great and you will not feel guilty about what you eat.

Most importantly, you will be happy because I am a firm believer that your mind can only be at ease when it is atop a healthy body. Feeling good won't be a question, it will be a reality.

One of the biggest problems associated with chemically contaminated food and us eating it is that the actual nutrient food content of the food is reduced or depleted. An apple from the grocery store, for example, is not as good for you an does not contain as many nutrients as an organic apple from the health food store.

Also, most food products today also lose nutritional content when they are shipped, handled, stored, weighed, inspected, thrown, dropped, picked up, packaged, unpackaged, cooked, and frozen.

After the apple tree is given steroids to grow abnormally large apples, the apples on the tree are sprayed with pesticides, so the farmer can harvest more apples. When you eat an apple you ingest those chemicals.

Would you be healthy if you took steroids and sprayed your skin with pesticides every day? Probably not, and if a fruit or vegetable, or animal, for that matter, can't grow in a healthy state the meat, or product it produces, will not be of the highest quality either.

When growing plants, trees etc, the most important factor is the quality of the soil. For trees and plants to thrive they need very natural, nutrient rich soil.

The nutrients from the healthy soil are what provides the plants with the nutrients they need to be healthy and produce healthy fruit and vegetables. If the soil is not rich with nutrients the plant that grows in it will never be healthy and full of nutrients.

This is why a wild blueberry, for example, can be loaded with pure antioxidants, while a farm-grown blueberry will not be as antioxidant rich because of all of the chemicals and fertilizers put in the soil to grow it bigger and faster. So if you are eating regular blueberries thinking that your are getting all these great antioxidants to help your body you are being misled.

You are probably not getting all of the nutrients that you need. That is why you should consider doing more research on the subject to find out for yourself, eat organic as much as possible, and take high quality supplements to ensure that your body is getting what it needs.
About the Author
Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health and fitness who has helped people from all across the country sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than hitting your head against a wall trying every natural nutrition product out there, let Brue introduce you to what he has found to be the best natural health products on the planet.
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