There are times when supplements are indicated, when vitamin or mineral deposits are seriously low due to illness, malnutrition or other events and a quick solution is needed. However, if you take supplements on a daily basis, you might want to shift your mindset into replacing them with natural food. There are two reasons:
Two reasons to switch from supplements to natural foods
1 - Food synergies: Vitamins and minerals work in perfect balance. Nature has created a wonderful system of perfect natural ingredients complementing each other - certain colors of food provide distinctive nutritional values, food energetics enhance fruits and vegetables. The Vitamin C in an Orange is most potent and bio-available in combination with it’s other compounds – extracting the mere Vitamin C is never as effective as eating the whole fruit. Taking a calcium supplement can not mimic the magnesium-calcium synergies in green vegetables. Molecular communication also plays a role between food and our body – the transportation of food through our body and immune system and it’s effect on our lymphatic system – these processes work differently when you take a pill or eat real food.
2 - Additives:Supplements often use many byproducts such as fillers, additives, preservatives and other chemicals to extend shelf life and make them more digestible. These additives are not found in nature and can be detrimental to health. When eating fruit and vegetables, you don’t have to worry about them.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (260g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 108 (68%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.2g||6 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5.8g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 3.5mg||0 %|
|Potassium 117.9mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 9.9g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.5g||30 %|
|Sugars, other 2.5g|
|Protein 5.4g||8 %|
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Calories per serving: 160
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