THE SUPERFOOD STATION!
Superfood- a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being
Superfoods provide high levels of vitamins and minerals along with very high levels of antioxidants, polyphenols, and polysaccharides that empower your body to work at its highest level.
Eating superfoods helps make up for the lower amounts of minerals you are getting from your food. It is extremely difficult to get the full amount of many key nutrients – no matter how clean you are eating – unless you eat superfoods or take supplements.
Our soil is depleted:
Most people don’t know this, but our soil isn’t the same as the soil our grandparents and parents got their food from. Our ability to get the micronutrients we need to live through eating the foods grown in our planet’s soil is deeply troubling. The 1992 Earth Summit Report showed that the mineral content of the world’s farm and range land soil has decreased dramatically to critical levels.
It is estimated that in America the soil has been 85% depleted of nutrients over the last 100 years. The United States is worse than in any other country in the world because of the massive use of fertilizers and “maximum yield” mass farming methods. Also, the 85% percent is the average. Many farms are depleted much higher, even up to 100 percent. If the plants don’t grow in mineral-rich soil, you don’t get minerals when you eat them. You need minerals in your body to live.
Poor soil quality = poor food quality = nutritional deficiencies.
You are supposed to get minerals from the food you eat, but the nutritional quality of food isn’t the same. You know how we know? More people have nutritional deficiencies today than ever. We literally are missing vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to keep us healthy! Again, you cannot live without minerals. They support the functioning of your entire body and its many systems. Even small mineral deficiencies cause health problems.
The United States Department of Agriculture states that:
9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in potassium.
8 out of 10 are deficient in vitamin E.
7 out of 10 are deficient in calcium.
50% of Americans are deficient in vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium.