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The Misleading Theory Of Nutritional Supplements

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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

Vitamin E

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?

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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.

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