Nutritional timebomb can overwhelm medical services

Just what Karin was talking about, our food is empty calories, and of course indutrial farming disregards soil health which also lowers plant nutritional value..

If we want to get maximum health benefits from fruits and vegetables, we must choose the right varieties. Studies published within the past 15 years show that much of our produce is relatively low in phytonutrients, which are the compounds with the potential to reduce the risk of four of our modern scourges: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia. The loss of these beneficial nutrients did not begin 50 or 100 years ago, as many assume. Unwittingly, we have been stripping phytonutrients from our diet since we stopped foraging for wild plants some 10,000 years ago and became farmers.

via Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food – NYTimes.com – Mozilla Firefox.

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One thought on “Nutritional timebomb can overwhelm medical services

  1. Have you seen peer reviewed science about phytonutrients? I’ve just found that it was being talked about a few years ago at the US Agricultural Research Service. I have a coauthor at ARS, albeit in a different discipline, so I don’t think this will be pseudoscience. But I haven’t yet found any recent, peer reviewed papers about this topic.

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