The Importance of Minerals for all-round Health and Vitality

You have always known how important it is to take your daily vitamins – but did your mother ever insist on minerals?
Minerals are just as vital – possibly more so because, without them vitamins are virtually useless. In fact it has been established that the human body requires a daily intake of 60 different minerals in order to repair and renew itself.
Without minerals there can be no long, healthy and active life.
But nobody who eats a normal died is getting their full complement of these life-giving nutrients. This may sound shocking but it’s a fact. The food we eat – whether it is meat, vegetable, organic or not, all comes from farmland which has been in use for hundreds of years – and every year at harvest time more minerals have been removed.
Land that once contained scores of different nutrients can now provide no more than ten or twelve – and if the minerals are not in the soil and not in the food, then they are not in you.
Over-farming, modern fertilizers, acid rain, air pollution – there are plenty of reasons. But the result is the same: Surveys show that when we eat our fruit and veg today, whether a parsnip, leek, broccoli or indeed anything produced commercially, we are only getting 10 – 12 minerals.

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Sizzling Minerals contain not just the 60 minerals our body needs, but an extra 15 for good measure: 75 minerals in an effervescent tablet that you drop in a pint of water and sip during the day – or as I do, half a tablet in the morning in half a pint of water, and the other half last thing at night before bed. Not only does this enable the minerals to get into your body as you sleep, but it also ensures you drink enough water – a good thing in its own right.
Some people ask me whether they can take this with their regular medication. This is not a medicine. There is nothing in it that you should not find on your dinner plate. Sizzling Minerals are 100% natural and come from the Pristine Mountains in Utah where for a thousand years the Native Americans knew the spring water had healing properties. There was a reason for that: During the ice age, when the forests were compressed and turned into coal, this vegetation was shielded by a limestone shelf and remained in it vegetative state.
Now Simply Naturals extracts this vegetate and, using purified water, brings these 75 natural minerals to you by post.

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You may say that you can buy cheaper minerals from the Health Food shop or online. But here we are talking about metallic minerals made from rock, clay, seashells, river beds and the like. Our bodies are not designed to digest rocks and clay and so we can only absorb less than 20% of these supplements. Even the expensive “plant-based” variety will contain at most 21 different minerals out of the 60 you need every day.
Only with Sizzling minerals do you get all the minerals you need in a great-tasting effervescent drink – and at an affordable price.

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Here is a good report about mineral depletion,

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

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Dear EarthTalk: What’s the nutritional difference between the carrot I ate in 1970 and one I eat today? I’ve heard that that there’s very little nutrition left. Is that true?—Esther G., Newark, N.J.

It would be overkill to say that the carrot you eat today has very little nutrition in it—especially compared to some of the other less healthy foods you likely also eat—but it is true that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. The main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot is truly less good for you than the one before.

A landmark study on the topic by Donald Davis and his team of researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. Davis and his colleagues chalk up this declining nutritional content to the preponderance of agricultural practices designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) other than nutrition.

“Efforts to breed new varieties of crops that provide greater yield, pest resistance and climate adaptability have allowed crops to grow bigger and more rapidly,” reported Davis, “but their ability to manufacture or uptake nutrients has not kept pace with their rapid growth.” There have likely been declines in other nutrients, too, he said, such as magnesium, zinc and vitamins B-6 and E, but they were not studied in 1950 and more research is needed to find out how much less we are getting of these key vitamins and minerals.

The Organic Consumers Association cites several other studies with similar findings: A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent. A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal,found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.

What can be done? The key to healthier produce is healthier soil. Alternating fields between growing seasons to give land time to restore would be one important step. Also, foregoing pesticides and fertilizers in favor of organic growing methods is good for the soil, the produce and its consumers. Those who want to get the most nutritious fruits and vegetables should buy regularly from local organic farmers.

UT’s Davis warns that just because fruits and vegetables aren’t as healthy as they used to be doesn’t mean we should avoid them. “Vegetables are extraordinarily rich in nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals,” he reported. “They are still there, and vegetables and fruits are our best sources for these.”

When thinking about your health, and taking supplements, do not forget about your minerals, they are so important, yet not talked about their importance like vitamins are.

Also when buying your supplements, look for plant derived ones, not metallic that your body struggles to absorb, this is so important. Check out http://www.lovelyminerals.com for testimonials from people that have had amazing results with Sizzling Minerals when nothing else has worked. And don’t forget to download your Free book on why you should be taking your minerals from the box at the top of the page.

How to Take Avocados to the Next (Vegan Superfood) Level

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Obsessed. That’s usually what follows “avocados” in the “say the first word that comes to mind” game. And I hear you: avocados are pretty awesome. They’re also having a moment. In a time where the idea of fat has finally moved beyond being an admonished food group and onto a proudly promoted part of a healthy diet, avocado has quickly risen as a superstar, easily ranked amongst the world’s healthiest foods. Even better, avocado is delicious and highly versatile (as I’m sure I don’t need to convince you). Let’s look at some of the ways you can boost your favorite avocado applications even further with the addition of superfoods.

Avocado Toast | One look at any food-oriented Instagram feed, and you’ll quickly notice avocado toast is a serious thing. But why stop at just avocado? Try boosting your favorite toast with a sprinkle of hemp seeds and chia seeds for extra protein. You can also add microgreens and crumbled seaweed like nori for additional minerals and protective antioxidants.

Avocado Smoothies | So, you’ve discovered that a chunk of avocado in a smoothie makes it unbelievably creamy, have you? What you may not know is there are certain superfoods that go exceedingly well with this type of smooth base … in particular cacao (think chocolate pudding) and acai ( like the creamiest acai bowl you’ve ever had). Add either – or both – of these superfoods into your next smoothie with an avocado base and enjoy a truly deluxe superfood drink!

Avocado Dips | Avocado’s most famous use is perhaps as a dip, in particular guacamole. The strong flavors of this easy-to-make recipe are more than just delicious – they’re a great place to tuck in other superfoods unnoticed which boost and balance nutrition, yet don’t really contribute to the overall taste. Since avocado dips are already expectedly green, my favorite additions are green powders, like wheatgrass, which add the power of a big serving of leafy green vegetables in a motivatingly innocuous form. Just mix in a small scoop into your next dip and prepare to be amazed at how little you notice this uber-healthy addition.

Avocado Desserts | You can use avocado in all kinds of desserts – from ice creams to baked goods – where it functions like a creamy fat (and a great butter replacement, I might add). To help mask avocado’s taste in this application, I like to use superfoods like maca and cacao together to create a very rich malty flavor that’s extremely harmonious to the fresh richness of avocado. Plus, combining these foods together creates a seriously energizing dessert, the most nutritious of ways!

What’s your favorite way to eat avocados, and how do you plan on boosting it with superfoods?

via How to Take Avocados to the Next (Vegan Superfood) Level

 

Health Benefits of Minerals | Organic Facts

Different minerals have different benefits, so no mineral can be termed as more beneficial or less beneficial than another. All minerals, even trace ones, are critical for the proper functioning of the body. Most of the minerals aid in body metabolism, water balance, and bone health, but they can participate in hundreds of other small ways to effectively boost health as well.

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Health Benefits of Minerals

Below is a list of some of the minerals found in the body, including their associated benefits. Click on the mineral for more details, or click on the specific condition or disease for home remedies.

BoronThis mineral plays an essential part in Bone health

, brain function, anti aging practices, sexual health, preventing cancer, treating Alzheimer’s disease, and reducing muscle pain.

Calcium: This vital mineral also boosts bone health (prevents osteoporosis), relieves arthritis

, improves dental heath, and relieves insomnia, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, and cramps. Furthermore, it is important in preventing or treating obesity, colon cancer, acidity, heart diseases, and high blood pressure.

Chromium: This trace mineral is important for glucose uptake in the body, so is particularly relevant to those suffering from diabetes. It increases glucose uptake by the cells, which stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, and although both of those things typically seem like negative components for health, they are actually essential in small levels for a functional, healthy life.

MilkIron: This is a key element of hemoglobin formation, body metabolism, muscle activity, anemia, brain function, immunity, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and the regulation of body temperature. Iron’s primary role in the body is in regards to the formation of hemoglobin

, which guarantees circulation of the blood and oxygenation of various organ systems. Without iron, anemia sets in, which is manifested in muscle weakness, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, and cognitive malfunction.

Magnesium: Magnesium can treat high blood pressure, heart attack, alcoholism, bone health, cramps, diabetes, menopause, pregnancy, and asthma.  It is also very important in terms of lowering anxiety and stress, and has been closely linked to a reduction in anixety and insomnia, due to its enzymatic role in releasing hormones that calm the body and induce sleep.

Iodine: This often overlooked component of health can alleviate goitre, fibrocystic breast disease, skin conditions, and cancer

, while improving hair care, protecting pregnancy, and improving body metabolism.

Iodide: This is a secondary form of iodine, but is very important in terms of bodily function. It is similarly involved in the overall thyroid function, and without it in the body’s system, goiter will develop. Iodide is vital for producing thyroxine (T4), without which, the body can experience a fall in metabolic rate and increase cholesterol levels.

Phosphorus: This mineral is integral in reducing muscle weakness, improving bone health, boosting brain function, correcting sexual weakness, aiding in dental care, and optimizing body metabolism.

Manganese:

Manganese plays an important role in the management of body metabolism, osteoporosis, reducing fatigue, reproduction, sprains, inflammation, brain function, and epilepsy

Copper: This common mineral improves brain function, soothes arthritis, helps in skin care, eliminates throat infections, corrects hemoglobin deficiency, prevents heart diseases, and boosts immunity. It is commonly associated with the uptake of iron and the facilitation of a properly functioning circulatory system.

Potassium: Potassium can correct low blood sugar, regulate blood pressure, prevent heart diseases, increase water flow in the body, alleviate muscle disorders and cramps, boost brain function, manage diabetes, correct kidney disorders, and manage arthritis.  As a vasodilator, it reduces the tension in the blood vessels, and ensures the proper distribution of oxygen to vital organ systems, while protecting against cardiovascular diseases. It has also been shown to boost brain function.

Selenium: Selenium might be a rare mineral, but its function is significant. It is one of the most powerful mineral antioxidants, and it actually prevent the formation of new free radicals by participating in various cellular reactions that lower the peroxide concentration in the cellular body. Reducing free radical formation is only one of selenium’s functions. It also is essential for bone growth, along with calcium, copper, and zinc.

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Silicon: This mineral is an important player in Bone health, skin care, hair care, nail health, sleep disorders, atherosclerosis, tissue development, dental care, and tuberculosis.

Sodium: This widely used mineral is a key to water balance, preventing sunstroke, improving brain function, relieving muscle cramps, and preventing premature aging.

Zinc: The final mineral on the list is very good at managing Skin care, eczema, acne, healing of wounds, prostate disorders, cold, weight loss, pregnancy, reproduction, hair care, appetite loss, eye care, and night blindness. It is an essential component of more than 10 important enzymatic functions of the body, and without zinc, the body will quickly lose overall function and results in a number of health concerns, including an inability to heal wounds, store insulin, fight off disease, develop proper growth patterns, as well as defend against a variety of skin infections.

via Health Benefits of Minerals | Organic Facts

If You Are Taking Vitamins You Must Read This!!!!!!!

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Did you know that all the vitamins in the world would do us little good without minerals. Minerals are so so important, yet we hardly hear people talk about them, its all vitamins,vitamins, vitamins.

There are 16 essential vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin B1(Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3(Niacin), Vitamin B5(Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Biotin, Choline, Flavonoids and Bioflavonoids, Folic Acid and Inositol.

If all 16 vitamins were in your diet they would be virtually useless without minerals.

One of the main reasons we are not getting enough minerals is the intensive farming methods that have been used for the last 50 years or more. Year after year we are planting crop after crop in the same soil and it is just depleting the earth of minerals and it never gets chance to replenish itself with this life force.

Britain has only 100 harvests left in its farm soil as scientists warn of growing ‘agricultural crisis’ | Home News | News

Intense over-farming means there are only 100 harvests left in the soil of the UK’s countryside, a study has found.

With a growing population and the declining standard of British farmland, scientists warned that we are on course for an “agricultural crisis” unless dramatic action is taken.

Despite the traditional perception that there is a green and pleasant land outside the grey, barren landscape of our cities, researchers from the University of Sheffield found that on average urban plots of soil were richer in nutrients than many farms.

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Millions of years ago the soil near the earth’s surface had at least 84 minerals available nearly everywhere. The plants of prehistoric times were rich in minerals because there was an abundant supply.

But the mineral content of plants has eroded severely since then, even organic foods (which you should eat) are plant mineral deficient.

The human body requires at least 60 minerals for optimal health, But alarmingly, only 8 minerals are available in any kind of quantity in most of the food we eat today.

Mineral Depletion in Soil is a Global Problem

  1. North America – 85% loss
  2. South America – 76% loss
  3. Asia – 76% loss
  4. Africa – 74% loss
  5. Europe – 72% loss
  6. Australia – 55% loss

When buying a mineral supplement be very careful, if you buy from a health shop or the like, they are more than likely to be Metallic minerals, these being found in salts, clay, ground up rocks and soil, although they do have some value in balancing bodily functions, you could not live on clay or rock because it is not alive or enzymatically active. Your body is not designed to absorb, assimilate or use metallic minerals.

Where as Plant derived minerals, which have not been destroyed by heat or altered by man-made chemicals are, from a medical standpoint, enzymatically active living minerals.

Here is a good example below:

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They both provide iron, which one would you eat?

 

So when sourcing your mineral supplement, which you must do, you need THESE , they provide 75 pure plant minerals in each wafer, check out these TESTIMONIALS