Americans spend over $1.5 billion on dietary supplements and vitamins each year. Walk into any grocery store and you'll find isles full of vitamins and supplements.
In the same store, a few isles away are the natural foods that contain the vitamins and minerals found in the supplements
We seem to have lost track of how to properly eat to get our vitamins and minerals. We live in a world where we think we can eat anything and take a supplement to correct deficiencies.
Recently I compiled a list of foods I've learned to eat on a daily basis to reduce the number of supplements I take. When I eat these foods I feel healthier and save money. I prefer to get my nutrients through the foods I eat.
I remember when I first read the book The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. He pointed out how a couple Brazil Nuts and a few almonds a day were full of nutrients.
Next I purchased the book The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth and continued adding to my daily list. Before I knew it, I was eating healthier, losing weight and feeling better!
The key is to start creating your daily habits of eating the right foods to avoid taking supplements.
In the process you'll find yourself making better and healthier food choices!
Before the modern age of supplements there were many common cures. Many have been replaced by supplements or disappeared.
Herbalists for centuries have given certain prescriptions for many ailments.
You can find “cures” in old cookbooks or handed down from generation to generation. Old “wives tales” and “grandma's secrets.” Eat this food for this cure, drink this broth for this cure, etc.
It makes sense all the nutrients and minerals we need are found in the foods on our planet. The primary goal is to eat raw fruits and vegetables every day. They are packed with nutrients as well as healing properties for your body.
Request our free report sent to your inbox and combine it with a week of eating raw fruits/vegetables. Yes you can have some protein from red meat, poultry of fish. The goal is to remove processed foods, additives and preservatives.
Let natural foods nourish and heal your body so you don't feel the need to buy supplements.
Are supplements bad? No not in anyway and there are instances where you need supplements.
My goal is you realize it's the foods you eat that give you nourishment and extend your life.
Don't think you can eat anything and take a supplement to fix it. That mentality can cause more problems which could lead to a more serious illness.
Are there certain foods you eat in place of supplements?
Do you have questions about certain foods or supplements?
Life long entrepreneur with a passion for natural healing and living life to the fullest. Husband, dad and photographer who loves to travel!