What We Are Not Getting In Our Food

People sometimes ask why I take vitamin and mineral supplements as well as eating a great diet. Look at this:

A study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing the loss of vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables since 1975.

  • 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%
  • Cauliflower: Vitamin C is down 45%; vitamin B1 is down 48%; and vitamin B2 is down 47%
  • Collards greens: Magnesium is down 85%

You read that right, an apple in 1975 is nearly twice as nutritious as one grown today. This is not good.

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