Once upon a time there was a food guide pyramid, in it's wisdom the guide said that if you eat like this every single day you will have all the nutrients you need to be healthy.
You need 5-6 servings of 100% whole grains.
( how many folks do you know that eat this much bread or pasta, and that all of it is quality whole grain ? )
You need 5 veggies a day.
( celery, iceberg lettuce, mushrooms don't really count - variety is key, deeply rich in color and substantial vegetables preferred - yesterday I had red pepper, green beans, yellow squash, raw spinach, onions and garlic - organics provide nutrient density and veggies not tainted with chemicals - organic consumption is on the rise and something I am happy to spend my consumer dollars on )
( This is so we get calcium. We are the most osteoporotic nation in the world - are we really getting enough calcium in our diet ? Through dairy consumption? I say we are not.)
Protein - meat, poultry, fish and legumes. 3 Servings.
(When was the last time you had legumes? We are a protein deficient nation. Protein ideally should be present at all 3 meals. Most of our protein sources are tainted with heavy metals, anti-biotics and growth hormones. 70% of the antibiotics sold in this country goes into animal feed. Stop eating, or don't eat enough in this category and you are missing a very important ingredient needed for cell rebuilding)
Folks just don't eat the above way each and every day. If they do, the main stream grocery foods they purchase are tainted, have traveled 3000 miles, have been picked way too early, gassed to ripeness, often they are from other countries and pesticide ridden, They are grown in nutrient depleted soil. Allergies have eliminated for some entire portions of the food guide pyramid.
What happens to your bones when you don't eat dairy anymore?
Health experts agree, according to JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, every adult should supplement their diet with a high quality multi-vitamin to assure and maintain good health. Research shows that intake of additional nutrients strengthens the immune system and promotes long term health
Comprehensively it's the most perfect multi-vitamin on the planet. No more, no less.
Let's talk about the typical one a day. You know the one you might be taking now that you picked up at Costco, Target or Walgreens. Is it complete? Is it petroleum sourced? ( many are- especially the low cost ones - that means they are coal tar derived or are made from the same stuff that paves our streets ) Is it bio-available, meaning does it absorb into the blood stream or is it too compressed ? Most manufacturers push and press way too much into one pill, the one a day concept is for convenience - not for bio-availability, and certainly not for health.
5 x more beta carotene 2 x more vita e 2 x more vita c 3 x more selenium 2 x more calcium 6 x more boron 2 x more magnesium 3 x more vita k 10 x more biotin
than any other brand.
The food guide pyramid below is for the native American Indian - it touts more grain - almost double, and shows pictures of deer and rabbit as protein sources, it adds a little cacti for good measure. I added it here because I think it's kindof cool, it also teaches where one might find added sugars and fats.