If the world’s intensively-farmed soils were still in tip-top condition and contained all the nutrients they did after the last Ice Age, we would get all the vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids we need from our food. In the UK, despite the ‘five-a-day’ fruit and veg campaign, surveys show that only an eighth of the adult population achieves this. The average fruit and veg intake is half the ‘five a day.’ When it comes to B-vitamin intake in the UK, a staggering 90 percent of people don’t consume the recommended three servings of vitamin B-rich whole grains. 
Mineral Depleted Soils
Even those who actually go out of their way to eat the recommended foods each day must realize that the nutritional content of their food is depleted compared with food eaten over a century ago. We have today GM fruit and veg that last longer and are of uniform color and size. Consumers are being cheated. Intensive farming practices have led to the soils on which crops are grown, and livestock reared being deficient in vital trace elements.
An example is the intake of the essential mineral called selenium. In the early 1970s, when Britain was coerced to join the then EEC (which later morphed into the Soviet-style dictatorial union called the EU), selenium intake in the UK was at 60 micrograms (mcg) per day on average. By the 1990s, that had nosedived by nearly half to 34 mcg. The only reason for this was the dictat from Brussels that European flour for bread-making replaced the previously imported selenium-rich flour from the United States into Britain. But, of course, the EU bureaucrats are ignorant and seek only more money and not health.
A review of over 150 clinical trials published in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) showed that deficiency of nutrients in foods is a considerable risk factor for today’s most common ailments:
In R.H Fletcher’s Vitamins for Chronic Disease in Adults, the authors wrote:
We all need 100% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of as many vitamins and minerals as possible to act as a nutritional safety net. We can easily get all the 16 essential vitamins through supplementation (see our EV-16 Essential Vitamins), but most people no longer get all the 75+ minerals Mother Earth once gave us. Today’s foods have, on average, 12 to 16 minerals, plus sometimes pollutants such as carcinogenic glyphosate from Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
75+ Plant Derived Minerals
Via this website, visitors can get 75+ minerals and trace minerals back into their diets. Please look at the testimonials of those whose health has significantly improved simply by giving their bodies the minerals now missing from their foods.
The average Brit eats just 50 g of oily fish each week, supplying a measly gram of vital long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) . Yet fish oils are so beneficial and complement vitamins and minerals. In reality, each of us should eat 2 to 4 portions of oily fish weekly. This is because the dose of long-chain omega-3s required for a demonstrable effect on heart disease risk factors is at least 1.5 g DAILY. Yet nearly three-quarters of adults eat zero oily fish. So clearly, omega-3 supplementation is a good idea.
Age and Nutrient Needs
We all age, and there’s nothing we can do about it. But as we do, our need for particular vitamins and minerals increases because an aging body absorbs less of them from the intestines. Specifically, older people need more antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E), the B vitamins. In addition, studies have shown that older folks who take multivitamin supplements have better immune systems than those who do not. But even they will succumb to illnesses like colds and flu because their bodies lack the full spectrum of 75+ pure plant-derived minerals.
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1. Dr. S. Brewer: Essential Guide to Vitamins & Herbal Supplements, 2010, ISBN 978-0-7160-2216-9
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