Health + Wellness — Food

Nutrition Myths and Uncovering the Truth About Food

Common Nutrition Myths: Uncovering The Truth

As a sensible-minded person, you may be trying to find a way to eat healthier these days. With limited time and possibly money, you may also be tempted to turn to wonder cure-alls to provide the nutrition you need but might not have the time to consume. Unfortunately, the claims for superfoods, fad diets, and supplements, and what they can provide, may be misleading. While some supplements are made with ingredients that are effective and clinically trialed, many others are not as reliable. The same principle applies to many health-boosting wonderfoods and diets advertised by promoting stunning results. Here’s an...

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Vegetables and fruit with decreasing nutrient density

Nutrient Levels In Produce Are Decreasing—And What To Do About It

It’s true. The average vegetable or fruit produced today has significantly less vitamins and minerals than the varieties that were grown decades ago. And this decline in nutrients has been taking place for at least 50 or 60 years. How Much Have The Nutrients In Fruits And Vegetables Decreased? The landmark study on this topic was published in 2004 by Donald Davis. Entitled Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999, the paper details the results of the measurements of 43 garden crops for 13 nutrients and how the data changed between 1950 and 1999....

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