Nutrient deficiencies are surprisingly common. There are several reasons for this.
Intensive farming depletes the soil of nutrients, particularly minerals such as selenium, copper and zinc. Fruits and vegetables derive their nutrients from the soil and their nutrient content suffers as a result.
Modern food processing removes vital nutrients. White flour, for example, has lost 60% of its calcium, 85% of magnesium, 77% of zinc and 98% of its chromium. Modern diets that rely on highly refined convenience foods, and lack fruits and vegetables, simply cannot provide enough nutrients to support optimum health.
Most diets are high in sugar, whether directly from sweets, chocolate or cakes, or
indirectly from sugar-
Many substances are ' anti-
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