Nutritionists often advise that you ''eat the rainbow'', making sure to incorporate brightly coloured fruits and vegetables in your diet. Phytonutrients influence the colour of your fruits and vegetables, so by eating foods of every colour, you can help maximize the variety of phytonutrients in your diet.
Superfoods are a good addition to your diet, providing more nutrients per serving than other foods. In addition to Green Foods, other super foods include berries, salmon, tea, yogurt, walnuts, and beans. By eating more superfoods, you provide your body with higher doses of essential micronutrients to assist you in achieving complete nutrition every day.
A healthy challenge
Unfortunately, many people find it hard to get their full daily intake of healthy fruits and vegetables. Whether it's because of convenience, flavor preferences, or other reasons, eating 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day may be a difficult goal in your modern and busy life. Also, although the official recommendation is 7-10 servings, this may not be enough for total nutrition. Conventional farming practices have lowered the nutrient density of your foods, making it even harder to get everything you need from the foods you eat.
Where did the nutrients go?
Studies have shown that since the 1930s the nutrient values in foods have gone down, sometimes by as much as 80%. This means that to get the same nutrition that previous generations enjoyed, you would have to eat significantly more each day. In 1951, 2 peaches would provide all the Vitamin A needed for the day, while today it would require 53 peaches to reach this same level. Levels of calcium, iron, potassium, and other important vitamins and minerals are all lower now than they were 50 years ago. This decrease in nutrition makes it very difficult to get all the nutrients you need without supplementing your diet. Compounding the problem, food preparation methods can also lower the nutrient values of your food. Microwaving, food irradiation, and pasteurization can all chip away at the nutrition you are receiving.
Problems with absorption
Additionally, poor digestive health (for example leaky gut syndrome), and modern lifestyles including the use of certain drugs can inhibit the body's ability to absorb the nutrients. For many people, it is difficult and uncomfortable to digest the sheer volume of fruits and vegetables required. All of these factors add up to modern diets severely lacking important nutrition, leading to an increase in chronic disease and inflammation.
Benefits of supplementation
Supplementation can help ensure that you get the full nutrition you need, in a form that's convenient to your lifestyle. Products such as VegeGreens , VegEssential , PhytoBerry and WheyEssential can provide nutrition equal to 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables, making it easier to obtain complete nutrition. Packing in all the benefits of Green Foods, sea vegetables, essential fatty acids, digestive aids, and phytonutrients, these supplements can help you easily achieve better health, balance your body's pH, and enjoy more energy for your daily life. With these comprehensive products, you can overcome the modern pitfalls to healthy eating.
The importance of good nutrition cannot be overstated. With modern farming and cooking practices, it can be hard to get complete nutrition from the foods you eat. Green foods and others rich in phytonutrients can help pack a significant amount of nutrition into your diet, but are often not enough, even for the most diligent people who can stick to a regimen of 7-10 servings of these healthy foods each day. For more information on eating the rainbow, download our free eBook.