80 percent of cancers are diet-related, and one out of three women
and one out of two men will develop cancer in their lifetime. Half
the women don't get enough calcium to support healthy bone
structure, which leads to osteoporosis, hip and spine fractures that
affect more than 25 million people. Forty percent of Americans are
deficient in iron, which is essential for energy and red blood cell
production, and 50 percent are deficient in B6, which leads to
fatigue and depression.
Increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a
modern diet high in calories, refined sugars, and saturated and
trans fats have left millions of people at risk for excess weight
gain and elevated blood sugar levels. Left unchecked, these
conditions are producing epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and
other debilitating illnesses.
The focus --- more nutrient-dense foods such as fresh fruits and
vegetables; whole, fortified and fiber-rich grain foods; low-fat and
fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt; lean meats, skinless poultry,
fish, eggs, beans and nuts. These slow foods that take more time to
digest will increase the rate of metabolism over processed, refined
foods and fast-food choices.
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Even microwaves zap vital vitamins and minerals from food. The
ability to get proper nutrient intake from the food consumed is also
challenged in that our soils are being depleted, and many of the
foods raised today are not as nutrient-dense as they once were.
Proper supplementation is critical in today's world to provide
the foundation to prevent health problems before they occur.
Obtaining optimal nutrition through supplementation is the link to a
longer, healthier, more vibrant quality of life.
For more information, contact a nutrition expert: Donna Bishop,
M.S., R.D., L.D.N., at 217-648-2915.
[Text from file received
from Donna Bishop]