Nutritional supplements are prescribed by doctors and health experts. But can they really provide the benefits of natural food? Propaganda and reality are most of the time different.
Suppose you are diagnosed with Vitamin C deficiency. The obvious recommendation is Vitamin C supplement. Unfortunately, the nutritional supplements do not work the way you think.
High Vitamin C intake —————–> Copper deficiency
Vitamin B1 <——– Poor Absorption <————— Iron toxicity
Vitamin B2 and
Vitamin B6 Utilization of
Imbalance in the biochemistry of the body
The Vitamin C supplements lead to copper deficiency, trigger iron toxicity which results in poor absorption and utilization of Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and E; leading to complete chaos in the biochemistry of the body. Let us take the example of fruits and vegetables. Nature has not created any single fruit or vegetable that has only Vitamin C or any other nutrient.
Fruits and vegetables are packed with many nutrients and phytochemicals which work in coherence once they enter the body and get distributed in the body as per requirement. It is a highly complex calculation. So consumption of nutritional supplements in any form may not provide the promised benefits.
Can food play the role of medicine to bring back the biochemistry of the body?
The answer to this question is “Yes”.
Food groups in Plant-based whole food diet
Fruit: Mangoes, bananas, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, cherries, pomegranate etc
Vegetables: Lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, beet etc
Whole grains: Millet, barley, rice, whole wheat etc
Legumes, kidney beans, black beans, peas, lentils etc
Nuts: Almonds, cashews, walnut, peanuts etc
Seeds: Pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia, sesame etc
Natural sweeteners: Honey, jaggery, raisins etc
Sprouts: Mung bean, moth bean etc
Fats: Avacado, coconut etc
Fermented foods: Fermented foods contain high amounts of beneficial bacteria that help in digestion.
These naturals fruits and vegetables are more beneficial than nutritional supplements. Not only that they can help you reverse lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and even cancer.