1)The soil food is grown in has been depleted to the point of providing far less nutritional value now compared to the past. Data collected by the U.S. government show that the nutritional content of America’s vegetables and fruits has declined during the past 50 years — in some cases dramatically.
Donald Davis, a biochemist at the University of Texas, said that of 13 major nutrients in fruits and vegetables tracked by the Agriculture Department from 1950 to 1999, six showed noticeable declines — protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin and vitamin C. The declines ranged from 6 percent for protein, 15 percent for iron, 20 percent for vitamin C, and 38 percent for riboflavin. Read more…
2) People are eating far more “non foods” which would be anything refined,processed genetically altered, GMO’s etc. and the list goes on and on.
So, what are people doing about it? Some are eating more organic foods which can be helpful but expensive and not enough on its own. Others are running down to Costco or the drug store and buying multi vitamins (10,000 per bottle for 10 dollars) Ok, I maybe exaggerating a little but not much. There are a thousand vitamin companies out there now a days and few regulations, so unless you are getting things from a reputable company like Standard Process, Apex, Systemic (to name a few) you just don’t know what you are getting or if you are taking the right supplement for what is bothering you. Bottom line before you go out and spend money on vitamins make sure you are getting something of quality.