Why Food Isn’t Enough

Why Food Isn’t Enough

It’s surprising to learn that many products marketed as “healthy” foods contain too much sugar, fat, and artificial ingredients.

One-third of our total calories come from fast or processed food, which lacks in good nutrition.

Why Food Isn’t Enough

why food isn't enough

What might surprise you even more is that even when you try to eat right, the nutritional value of our produce isn’t what it used to be.

A 2004 U.S. study of 43 crops showed a decline in the nutrient content of up to 38% over the past 50 years.

The researchers found statistically reliable declines for six nutrients — protein, calcium, potassium, iron, and vitamins B2 and C.

Grains have also experienced a decline in nutrient composition.

A 2020 study published in Scientific Reports found that protein content in wheat decreased by 23% from 1955 to 2016. They also found significant reductions in manganese, iron, zinc, and magnesium.

The extensive use of chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, changes in farming methods, genetic engineering, food processing and preparation, led to the drastic decline in essential nutrients in crops.

Trying to Eat Right Isn’t Enough

Just trying to eat right isn’t enough anymore because you can’t get the nutrition you need from the food you eat.

What nutritionists and health providers once recommended as healthy foods now comes with warnings on the label.

If you can’t trust your food source, then what do you do?

What you need is a nutritional supplement plan to ensure that you still get the essential nutrients to achieve optimal health.

In our recent wellness webcast, Food Alone Is Not Enough, Registered Pharmacist Rusty Ost discussed how changes in the way our food is grown, packed, and consumed have dramatically reduced the nutrient value in food.  You can watch the replay here.

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Essentials for a Good Nutritional Supplement Program:

Clearly, we don’t get as many nutrients as we need from the food that we eat.

However, supplementation can make up for the shortfalls in our diet. Pharmacist Rusty Ots RPh, recommends the supplements below for optimal health and longevity.

  1. Protein
  2. Multiple Vitamin
  3. Vitamin C
  4. B Complex Vitamin
  5. Alfalfa
  6. Omega 3s
  7. Herbal Laxative

Watch this short clip to learn more about Rusty’s supplement recommendations.

A food supplement plan doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Protein, Multiple Vitamin, Vitamin-C, B-Complex and Omega-3’s can all be found in Shaklee’s Vitalizer strip. Vitalizer provides advanced nutrition with a full spectrum of clinically supported vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, and more in one convenient Vita-Strip

Shaklee offers other affordable, good quality, naturally-sourced supplements and nutritional programs that daily cost less or as much as a cup of Starbucks coffee.