Being a Juice Plus distributor, I have been exposed to the big differences in fragmented, isolated vitamins and all the goodness that is in whole food. I always preface this by saying I truly believe the vitamin industry came about for a very good reason. It was evident we weren’t getting the nutrition we needed so why not find out what is in the good food, replicate it and put it in a pill form! Should work right?
The problem arises as they have continued research on whole food and what actually makes them the nutritional bombs that keep us healthy. Isolated vitamins, all those things you see in the vitamin aisles, are just that, isolated parts of the whole food. Vitamin C, for example, found in citrus and other vegetables, has been linked with boosting the immune system, thus keep the colds away. As research has taken place, they have found all these other phytonutrients that help the major vitamins get absorbed. Read what the American Institute for Cancer Research has to say about them!
I have heard doctors talk about them like symphonies. When all the pieces of the symphony are playing in tune, it sounds amazing! When one thing isn’t there, or out of tune, it is completely different. We need all these nutrients that are only found in whole food to make it work! Man cannot replicate them all so they just pick and choose what to replicate. This makes them inefficient and not effective when it comes to being absorbed by the body. That is the key. If they aren’t absorbed they are useless. The phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, are what helped the major vitamins get absorbed!
When you are spending your money on your health you want to make sure you are getting the most from what you are buying. From organic foods to vine ripened fruits and veggies, you get what you pay for. And when it comes to your health, you pay now or pay later!
Until next time…