Not Your Grandma's Tomato Part 2 - Keys to Good Nutrition & Tips to Eating Healthy Feast on Organic Whole Food
Posted Jun 02 2008 5:02am
I'd like to share an article written by David Uri LeBaron, pioneer and innovator of live, whole food-based nutrition.
"THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S TOMATO! - Part II"
"After more than 30 years of 'hands-on' organic farming and continuous nutritional research, let me explain why...
this is NOT your grandmother's tomato!
We ended Part I of this article with the question Why such poor nutritional content in our produce today?
The main culprit is "modern agriculture." Today, most farmers and big food conglomerates use any eans to squeeze as much produce out of an acre of land as they can. Chemical fertilizers. Herbicides. Manipulation of soil and seeds. Genetic engineering. Pesticides. And they've violated time-honored holistic farming methods such as crop rotation and natural pest control and fertilization.
So, over time, our soil gets stripped of nutrients, minerals, and living organisms. No wonder most fruits and vegetables in America are nutritionally deficient.
As I'll explain, The Feast addresses this problem head on. How? With a proprietary drying system that locks in the nutritional content of organic and naturally-grown fruits and vegetables without synthetic vitamins, pasteurization, and preservatives.
The result? You get a vast spectrum of naturally occurring live whole food-based vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants your body needs and deserves.
Still, there another reason why you can't rely on today's common fruits and vegetables to give you real nutrition like you could in the past.
SOME OF OUR MOST TRUSTED FOOD SOURCES MAY BE "TAINTED"
Today, our typical food sources, especially fruits and vegetables, are sprayed with synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals on a regular basis. Just consider these eye-opening facts...
* Pesticide use in agriculture and for home and industrial purposes has increased a whopping 50 percent within just the past three decades.
* Vegetables such as corn, lettuce, and potatoes absorb antibiotics when they're grown in soil spread with manure containing antibiotics.
* Since World War II, more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals have been created and released into the environment, as many as 1,500 new ones each year! These chemicals, even after they're banned, can last a long time in the environment. For example, DDT was banned over 30 years ago, but it can still be found in the breast milk of women all over the world. And DDT can make its way back into our food supply through foods imported from countries where this pesticide is still used.
*High levels of nutrient pollution used in farming and ranching activities are found in lakes and streams. Is it any wonder there are populations of frogs living in these waters with deformities?
Is it any wonder that according to a recent study, 70 percent of consumers buy organic foods to avoid pesticides.
But as I'll explain later, The Feast takes all the worry out of the quality and purity of fruits and vegetables. You get the finest quality organic and naturally grown produce free of pesticides and toxins - in a unique, easy to take, delicious form that you'll love.
If that's not enough, even...
"NATURAL" JUICES AND ENERGY DRINKS ARE NOT WHAT YOU THINK
Still other folks hope to get some or most of the fruits and vegetables they need from so-called "natural" juices. Not so fast!
Did you know that 98 percent of liquid nutritional products on the market are pasteurized?PASTEURIZATION uses high heat to kill bacteria and harmful microorganisms, but at the same time substantially alters or deactivates the majority of good, naturally occurring "live" nutrients and enzymes!
What's more, many of these so-called "natural" juices contain ingredients from "juice concentrates" or "puree concentrates" using heat or a vacuum, which also denatures the nutritional integrity of a fruit or berry. And some of these juices contain ONLY TEN PERCENT OR LESS of the actual key ingredient promised on the label.
What about hot selling ENERGY DRINKS?
The truth is most of them are absolutely loaded with high fructose corn syrup and synthetic caffeine - and there's not much "natural" about these ingredients.
SPECIAL WARNING: A new study at Wayne State University reveals that healthy adults who drank two energy drinks a day saw blood pressure and heart rate levels increase.
As you're about to see, The Feast retains a high content of naturally occurring live nutrients found in fresh produce - giving you whole food-based nutrition unlike any so-called "healthy' super juice or green food drink that I've ever seen.
How is that possible? Let me explain, starting with a little known story that began more than 25 years ago...
NOTE: I will continue this article in PART 3 in a few days.
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