The physiological demands that we make on our bodies are higher now than ever. Consider this: Each day, the body must defend itself against toxic substances in the environment: chemicals, natural hazards, pathogens and other pollutants. Mounting this defense demands energy and creates additional physical stress on the normal functions of the body.
Secondly, the rapid-fire pace of life – work, family, finances, urban commuting and even recreational activities – often leaves us in the fright, flight or fight mode, causing both physical and emotional stress.
Coupled with lifestyle, the third impediment to optimum health and homeostasis, or healthy balance, is the quality of the American diet. By quality, we don't mean only food choices. The food supply has actually lost some of its nutritional quality due to a combination of modern agricultural practices and food-processing methods, not to mention changes in economic and social geography.
Food loses substantial quantities of its original nutritional value by the time we consume it. The nutritional value of any food decreases rapidly after harvesting, not to mention the impact of how we prepare food: microwave, boiling, etc.
Unfortunately, the number of farms remains in decline, meaning most of us live farther from them and making the journey from field to table a much longer one.
Fewer farms can also mean soil on the remaining farms is nutrient-stripped from over-planting, and the remaining nutrient content is further compromised by over-processing and the addition of chemicals to extend shelf life or enhance flavors. Pesticides or other environmental pollutants can also contaminate foods.
In the end, this compromise to optimal health can also be viewed as a quantity-to-quality issue. Raw foods are excellent sources of clean nutrients and calories. Their benefits are not in dispute. But how much food would you actually need to consume and in what combinations in order to take in the full range of supporting, complementary nutrients required to achieve optimal health? Quite a lot.
All these factors lead us to an undeniable paradox: Most Americans are both overfed and undernourished at the same time because our foods, themselves are nutritionally deficient.
So how do we get the nutrients we need if it’s not in our food or diets?
Super Food Supplementation Is The Key
Considering all these factors, it becomes clear why almost anyone could benefit from the additional nutritional support of concentrated, nutrient-dense, super-food supplementation, especially when it is infused with organic ingredients.
A good super-food blend should be highly concentrated and nutrient-dense to include a scientifically based blend of greens (from the sea and land), vegetables, fruits, probiotics, mushrooms and items for digestive support. In one daily serving, they should deliver concentrated nutrition to support the diet and promote optimal health, perhaps overcoming some key impediments to optimal health.