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Industrial Revolution and Food Supply

Our problems started with the Industrial Revolution as people moved off farms and into cities to work in factories. The challenge to feed all of these people led to the birth of commercial farming and the processed food industry. This has led to less nutrition in our foods.

The problem is so bad that in 1998 the National Academy of Sciences announced that those who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables are not getting all the vitamins and minerals needed for good health.

Current methods used to grow and get produce from farms to supermarkets creates food that doesn't have enough nutrition. Commercial farming depletes the soil of essential minerals. Crops are often harvested before they're ripe and stored for long periods of time.

More harm is done in order to give the produce longer shelf life, better taste and a healthy appearance.

The end result? Fruits and vegetables that look and taste good - but doesn't have enough nutrition. So your "balanced diet" is robbed of vitamins and minerals that you believe you're consuming.

For example, when you eat an apple, it has one-fifth of the nutrition of an apple fifty years ago. You would need to eat up to five times the amount of food your grandparents did just to receive the same nutritional value. So an apple a day won't keep the doctor away.

According to many health experts, you need to complement your apple and the rest of your well-balanced diet with high-quality nutritional supplements made from whole foods.

Too little of our food, virtually none for many people, is eaten raw. Cooking kills practically all of the nutrition in most foods. When you cook with high heat, it can create powerful cancer-causing carcinogens.

So most people are trying to achieve the impossible - maintain health while eating food that does not support health.

The four worst food choices, sugar, white flour, processed oils, and milk products, as well as the thousands of products containing these foods, make up most of the average American diet - and are devastating to your health.