You deserve a healthy body and a happy life.

 

Giving your body the nourishment it needs to thrive is an important act of self-care. But let's face it, sometimes it's not so easy to eat the way you know how to eat. Fortunately, it's easy to show your body some love every day by taking extra essential nutrition. 

Scientists define a vitamin as a compound essential to life. And since your body can't make most of these vitamins itself, they can only come from the food you eat every day.  Reliable documented studies prove that our food supply is no longer as rich in nutrients as it used to be.

The idea that you can get all your important nutrients from food alone may have been true 50 years ago, when food came from home and from local sources on small-scale farms, but it was also the way of life. It was the good life. With much less anxiety and stress.

But now? The nature of our food, and how we obtain it, has changed dramatically. As a result, 9 out of 10 Europeans lack important nutrients in their diet.

And if that doesn't open your eyes to the health crisis we are experiencing as a nation, perhaps it will: Europe is leading the world in deaths caused by degenerative diseases. The name given to such diseases - DEGENERATIVE - indicates a nutritional deficiency. Yes, nutritional deficiency undermines health. We are overnourished and undernourished.

While there are many reasons why we feed our body's cells with supplemental nutrition, here are my top 3 reasons...

 

1. Soil and Nutrients Depletion.

Many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today contain less vitamins and minerals than our grandparents ate. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that compared USDA nutritional data on 43 fruits and vegetables in 1950 and 1999 showed that the food contained up to 38% less protein, calcium, potassium, iron, riboflavin and ascorbic acid. According to researcher Donald Davis, the additional nutrients that were not studied in 1950 - magnesium, zinc and vitamins B6 and E - probably also decreased.

 

Then the decreased amount of nutritional values for different fruits, vegetables and cereals. These stories regularly surface and are based on little', explains Theo Niewold, Professor of Nutrition and Health at KU Leuven.

And indeed, this is not the first time that reference has been made to declining nutritional values in fruit and vegetables. According to an article in New Scientist in 2015, it is due to selection that vegetables have become less and less bitter. This would go hand in hand with a decline in 'phytonutrients' or bioactive substances in plants. British food journalist Bee Wilson also writes in an article from 2019 that modern 'decomposed' fruit and vegetables contain less phytonutrients, which contain many protective health benefits.

 

2.Premature harvest and longer transport times.

Our products are harvested earlier to enable longer transport times in both national and global agriculture. There are two real problems here...

Premature harvesting: Think of a plant attached to its vine like a baby attached to its umbilical cord. The vine is the source of nutrition. It brings nutrients from the soil up through the roots and attracts minerals to the plant's fruits. The problem we now face is that our fruit and vegetables are harvested prematurely and then falsely ripened with ethane gases on their way to your local supermarket. Premature harvesting shortens the time that the plant remains on the vine, so less nutrients come to the plant from the soil.

Transport time: Nutrients in plants begin to decrease the moment they are picked from their vine - essentially, this is when the plant begins to rot due to a rapid decrease in nutrients because the plant is no longer attached to its nutrient source - the vine!   Conventional food can be on the move for as long as 7-14 days before it arrives at the supermarket. Our ever-growing food system causes us to miss out on valuable nutrients because of the time it takes to get from farm to fork.

3. Food contamination and environmental chemicals.

Life in the modern world alone has a negative impact on nutrient levels, because the daily bombardment of environmental toxins makes our body's detoxification system work harder and can rapidly degrade our nutrient levels. Trends in agriculture include chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, modern cultivation techniques, while carcinogenic chemicals are also loaded into our household and personal care products. Some exposure is inevitable.

Supplementation with nutrients to support the body's natural defences can be a shield for the average person.

 

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Before you have your hands full with healthy food, know that you have the power to feed your cells

 

Bij liposomale voedingssupplementen zitten de vitamines (of andere werkzame stoffen) verpakt in minuscule vetachtige bolletjes: liposomen. Een prachtige techniek waarbij de inhoud beschermd is tegen afbraak door het maagzuur. In de vorm van een liposoom (membraan) herkent je lichaam het als een lichaamseigen cel en neemt deze veel beter op en meer verspreid over een langere periode.