Why your food doesn’t taste like it used to
If your food doesn’t taste as good as it used to, it’s not your imagination… it’s not failing taste buds… and it’s not nostalgia.
It turns out that food really WAS better back in the good old days!
A new report shows how today’s fresh fruits and vegetables are just a shadow of what we once ate.
They’re grown in DEAD soil, and that leads to DEAD food.
Massive factory farm operations have transformed mineral-rich earth into lifeless dirt in an effort to grow MORE vegetables faster than ever.
But that’s had major consequences on the food itself.
The taste has dulled, as you’ve no doubt noticed.
And as the report in USA Today shows, there’s an even bigger difference that you can’t taste: These fresh fruits and vegetables contain just a FRACTION of the nutrients that they used to.
Broccoli, for example, is an age-defying, cancer-fighting natural detoxifier. It’s a nutritional powerhouse… or at least it used to be.
Now, the stuff you find for sale in a typical supermarket contains half the calcium and barely one-fifth of the vitamin A of broccoli grown in the mid-20th century, according to the newspaper.
And that’s just one veggie.
Across the board, nutrient levels are down (often dramatically), and most people don’t even realize that they’re missing out.
There are plenty of reasons for this shift in nutrient levels. The lack of proper crop rotation and “cover crops” to feed to soil during the off-season – not to mention all of the toxic chemicals dumped onto fields – are certainly part of it.
You can also blame the rush to maximize profits at the expense of good farm practices.
But at this point, the reason doesn’t matter as much as the result: Even if you have a healthy diet… even if you eat everything you’re “supposed” to… you could STILL fall far short of the nutrient levels you need for good health.
Fortunately, you can get them back quickly and easily.
First, eat organic fruits and vegetables (ideally from your local farmers market) as they are richer in nutrients.
One study found that organics contain 40 percent more antioxidants, while others found higher levels of essential minerals — no doubt because they tend to be grown on smaller farms with better-quality soil.
And second, this shows the importance of taking your vitamins every day. A good multi with minerals is the foundation for proper nutrition, and it’s a good way to ensure that you get what’s missing from your food.
Just be sure to get a quality blend from a maker you trust.