Trace Minerals in everyday meals.

How do we get trace minerals normally?tomato-gmo-blue

When plants grow they absorb nutrition from the soil and as they ripen they create natural sugars. When we eat a wonderful vine–ripened tomato, those nutrients from the soil and sunlight are transferred into our body to be used for fuel. But even though our modern farming techniques are incredibly efficient and productive, there are some common sense practices that our grandfathers practiced. The nutritional value of our food has been impacted by —

  • The overuse of chemical instead of natural fertilizers
  • Lack of crop rotation
  • Picking fruits when they are green
  • Over use of pesticides
  • Using genetically modified (GMO) seeds

The demand for higher crop yields and corporate farming technique, while producing high quantities of produce, have reduced the quality and stripped nutrition from our foods. This has resulted in a national epidemic of obesity and the growing number of viral and bacteria illnesses.

Before these farming practices, most people would get their trace minerals by eating food that had been grown in rich soil (with humus/humic acid) or eating meat from animals who had more time grazing. The minute trace elements were absorbed by the roots of the plants and transferred to the fruit, vegetable, grain or grass; which were then taken into the human body as food. When farming practices reduce the nutritional value of our food, then it is imperative to take action and find ways to replace what your body needs.

This is why is it important to eat a healthy and varied diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables and grains and make sure that you get enough vitamins and minerals. It is important to remember that your body recognizes and absorbs nutrients, minerals and vitamins that come from natural sources and that are micro form as in powers and liquids rather than hard synthetic pellets. Chemically produced minerals and vitamins can be hard for the digestive tract to dissolve or digests.