Fruits, vegetables not as nutritious as 50 years ago
By LANCE GAY
SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE
In spite of what Mother taught you about the benefits of eating broccoli, data collected by the U.S. government show that the nutritional content of America’s vegetables and fruits has declined during the past 50 years — in some cases dramatically.
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Gee – I knew this years ago but I am glad the world is catching up with the fact that our growing crops for quick shipping to stores is not only killing the soil it is producing fruit and veggies that aren’t as nutritious.
So what do we do? Spend all day eating fruit and vegetable in order to get the nutrition we need? Or eat supplements?
Local organic produce is a good answer but it does not work if you live in a cold climate. If your “fresh” food is shipped to your local store – chances are that it ripened “en transit” – and the best nutrients come from vine/tree-ripened produce – not truck-ripened produce ☺