43: Are Multivitamins Really Necessary?
Are multivitamins necessary? Some people say absolutely not—that we can get everything we need from eating a healthy diet. Others say that there’s no way you can get adequate nutrient support just from food. In this episode, we’re sharing our thoughts and experience form over 10 years of coaching and training people on how to optimize their health and feel their best. And, we’ve got a big surprise for you at the end of the episode!
Here’s the truth:
95 percent of our food is directly or indirectly produced from soil. And while healthy soil is the foundation to our food system, we know that conventional farming methods and our industrialized food system result in soil depletion. Our soil is not the same as it was when our parents and grandparents were growing up.
Is our food less nutritious because of depleted soil?
The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published a study that looked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits. Researchers found “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and vitamin C over the past century. The study chalked the declining nutritional content to the preponderance of agricultural practices designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) and quantity other than nutrition.
Another study found that a person would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one!
What to do?
- Continue eating a diet rich in variety of fruits and vegetables
- Focus on food that is not sprayed with nutrient depleting pesticides and always purchase organic when possible
But what do I supplement with?
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