Thursday, September 1, 2011

Replacing tablets with Wholesome Foods (just as nature intended)

Vitamin Pills certainly have their place in our modern-day lives, particularly to fight off acute illness and nasties, but wouldn’t it be great if we could get enough nutrients from our food alone so that we didn’t have to take handfuls of vitamin pills each day?  It is possible to reduce your intake & replace some tablets & capsules with alternative high nutrition food.

Unfortunately, due to poor farming habits and over-farming to produce higher yields of crops, the soil is diminished of minerals and nutrients that need time to be replaced, and in turn the produce is less nutritious.  This is why it is best to buy organic produce and even better, local produce from small organic farms, as their farming methods are more sustainable and yield highly nutritious fruit & vegetables, so you get what you pay for.

What you may not be aware of, is that tablets and capsules are often made with binders, fillers, disintegrants, colourants, flavours, sweeteners, preservatives, lubricants, glidants, coating agents & emulsifying Agents! Yikes! These are added for a variety of reasons, and do not necessarily need to be declared on product labels. Not to mention, they are more expensive to make and buy than alternative powdered and liquid supplements.

If that isn’t enough to convince you that liquid, powdered nutrients and foods are our best bet, then take note. Capsules and tablets are not always absorbed in our digestive tracts.  Occasionally hard-pressed pills do not break down and disintegrate properly, especially in a weak or compromised digestive system.  It is best to take nutrients that are broken down into small molecules that can pass easily through our gut lining and be utilised by the body in its metabolic processes.  If you must take capsules, try to choose vegetable caps, made from vegetable cellulose they will break open after about 20 minutes of being in contact with your stomach acid, but will not be absorbed by the body and will be expelled. They are also less likely to contain the binders & fillers that tablets contain. if you are unsure, always ask companies what type of capsules they use. 

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