Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Question From A Reader On Vitamin Supplements

I received this from one of my Teplitz Report readers: "Many thanks for your monthly report. I always pass it on to select friends and coworkers every month. I have a question. When you suggest supplements it would be extremely useful to know where those nutrients/enzymes/vitamins/proteins are found in fresh fruit and veggies. I believe that the primary source is often vastly superior to any supplement." Here's my response.....Many people think if you eat a diverse diet you're getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs and that taking supplements is a waste of money. Well, in the Doctor's Guide to Natural Medicine author Linda Grover states that "in 1948 you could buy spinach that had 158 ug of iron per 100 grams. By 1964 it had dropped to 27 ug of iron and by 1973 it was 2.2 ug." That means you would have to eat 75 bowls of spinach to get the same amount of iron that you could get from eating one bowl in 1948. Also, there are several vitamins and minerals that are hard to get enough of from our foods. They would include Vitamin C, D (especially in the winter in northern climates), E, calcium, zinc and selenium, If this was a stock market investment, you would have gone belly up many times over. So don't go belly up nutritionally. Make sure you include a daily high potency vitamin and mineral supplement in your diet. And while you're at it don't forget Vitamins A, E, D & C.

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