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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 percent
  • Sweet peppers : Vitamin C is down 31 percent
  • Watercress: Iron is down 88 percent
  • Broccoli: Calcium and vitamin A are down 50 percent
  • Cauliflower: Vitamin C is down 45 percent, while vitamin B1 is down 48 percent and vitamin B2 is down 47 percent
  • Collards greens: Magnesium is down 85 percent

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?