posted on May, 14 2011 @ 06:43 PM
reply to post by skjalddis
I have heard this before, and that it could be part of the reason that people are becoming more overweight (next to the 3 types of gut that has just
been discovered in humans, one which makes it harder for people to lose weight). If someone is not getting all the nutrients they need, they will
feel hungry more quickly, so they eat more. One thing that has not been lost is the fat content and carbohydrates in these foods, so we have to eat a
lot more to get the nutrients that we need to be healthy.
One article I was reading was saying that our foods have lost some 60 trace elements which we need, but no longer get in the amounts we need.
Phil Warman, an agronomist and professor of agricultural sciences at Nova Scotia Agricultural College, said there is no doubt the nutritional
content of food is different today, due to the emphasis on producing cheap food. "The emphasis is on appearance, storability and transportability,
and there has been much less emphasis on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables," he said. Dr. Warman said crops are bred to produce higher
yields, to be resistant to disease and to produce more visually attractive fruits and vegetables, but little or no emphasis is placed on their vitamin
or mineral content.
We would have to eat eight oranges to get the same amount of vitamin A compared to 50 years ago.
To me, with the information we now have about different gut types, and knowing our food has lost most of it's nutrition, no wonder people are
overweight no matter how active they are, and no wonder people run around feeling hungry all the time.
Our foods are being modified to look pretty and last longer, but not to actually be healthy. Now this new problem the OP has shared. I hope we get
this figured out and stop messing with our foods genetics before we really screw up.