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Stress in Our Diets
Stress in Our Diets
  • Currently, the Average American eats 133 POUNDS OF SUGAR each year; 75 years ago, the Average American ate only 7 pounds of sugar a year! Sugar is toxic to the body, accelerates aging, and depletes the body of B vitamins and minerals.
  • An incredible 80% OF CARBOHYDRATES consumed by Americans are in the form of refined flours and sugars.
  • Only 9% of the population eats the recommended five servings of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables.
  • Americans eat 230 MORE CALORIES PER DAY than they did just 15 years ago. Our diet consists of refined foods. Increasing our consumption of nutrient-depleted foods means we have an even higher requirement for the vitamins and minerals needed to metabolize them.
  • Almost all foods have pesticides, chemical dioxins, and fluorides that come into our bodies each day. Most fast-food hamburgers have been shown to contain traces of OVER 100 PESTICIDES.
  • Most meats have antibiotic, hormone, and chemical residues that have toxic effects on our bodies.
  • Our foods are contaminated with phthalates from plastic wraps, styrofoam, tupperware, and non stick coatings from frying pans, that enter our system.
  • Even the common practice of microwaving in plastic containers contaminates our food with toxins.
  • More than 10% OF CALORIES consumed in America come from ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Alcohol in large quantities is detrimental to the liver, and it depletes B vitamins, zinc, and magnesium.
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications can deplete nutrients
  • Birth control pills create B6 deficiencies and increase the need for B6 beyond what the diet can supply.
  • Those who exercise regularly have a much higher need for antioxidants and minerals.
  • Currently, millions of Americans are dieting and need supplements just to meet minimal nutrient requirements. Dieting increases free radical production, so more antioxidants are needed to support the health of the liver and other organs whose normal function can sometimes be compromised during weight loss.