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Are Nutritional Supplements A Good Idea?

A study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows the loss of vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables since 1975:
  • Apples: Vitamin A is down 41%
  • Sweet peppers : Vitamin C is down 31%
  • Watercress: Iron is down 88% 
  • Broccoli: Calcium and vitamin A are down 50%
  • Cauliflower: Vitamin C is down 45%; vitamin B1 is down 48%; and vitamin B2 is down 47%
  • Collards greens: Magnesium is down 85%
When you eat an apple, it has one-fifth of the nutrition of an apple fifty years ago. You need to eat five times the amount of food your grandparents ate to receive the same nutritional value. So an apple a day won't keep the doctor away.

Do you believe nutritional supplements might be a good idea?