The food that your grandparents ate was TWICE as nutritious as today’s crops.
In a landmark study, researcher Donald Davis tracked the nutrient content of 43 different fruits and vegetables from 1950 to 1999. What he found should frighten every person on the planet: Food sold on modern supermarket shelves is nutritionally empty.
And you would need to eat at least 10 servings of vegetables today to equal just one serving from 50 years ago!
Take a look at the USDA nutritional values for produce today compared to then:
• Apples: Vitamin A is down 41%
• Sweet peppers: Vitamin C is down 31%
• Watercress: Iron is down 88%
• Broccoli: Calcium and Vitamin A are down 50%
You see, today’s Big Agra isn’t focused on nutrition or the well-being of our society. Their main goal is to make a profit. And in the process of producing as much food as they can in the shortest time possible, they’ve stripped our native soil of its lifesaving nutrients.
Because of these profit-driven modern farming techniques, 30% of the world’s cropland is now unproductive.1 And what’s left is virtually useless in terms of producing crops with the phytonutrients necessary for our survival.
And this lack of nutritious foods is causing a health crisis in the U.S. Modern diseases that never affected our ancestors — chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia — are directly linked to low nutrient levels.
A 2017 study found that more than 30% of Americans are at risk of at least one vitamin deficiency. And a staggering 67,000,000 fail to meet their most basic nutritional needs.2
Here’s what you need to do to getting the most nutrients out of your fruits and vegetables,
Pick locally grown organic produce from a family farm. Today, it’s easier than ever to get food fresh from a small farm delivered right to your door — within hours of being picked. Farmers markets continue to grow in popularity and numbers, making it easier than ever to find and purchase locally grown foods.
Use Whole Food Supplements that deliver the nutrients you no longer get in food. West Coast is a leader in whole food supplementation (meaning made from food, not in the lab). Take Thermo-Sea for example. It’s made from 7 sea vegetables harvested from the coldest and deepest water in the North Sea. It contains every nutrient the body needs and then some. This is Insurance to make sure you are not missing out on any vitamins or minerals that could lead to disease.
Dr. Frank E. Kaden, D.C.
1927 Artesia Blvd., #7
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
1. Davis D, et al. Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004;23(6):669-682.
2. Bird JK, et al. Risk of deficiency in multiple concurrent micronutrients in children and adults in the United States. Nutrients. 2017;9(7):655.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.