Just because something is good, doesn’t mean more is better.
Stumbled across this fascinating reminder from 1.7 million years ago at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History that overnutrition can be just as much of a problem as undernutrition.
Within the current landscape of the nutritional deficiency mindset, the supplement industry is making (many) billions of dollars, our foods are being pumped full of added nutrients, and yet, we are sick and dying from diseases of excess. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that “by 2020 two-thirds of the global burden of disease will be attributable to chronic noncommunicable diseases, most of them strongly associated with diet. The nutrition transition towards refined foods, foods of animal origin, and increased fats plays a major role in the current global epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, among other noncommunicable conditions.”
Instead of focusing on getting *more,* you can keep it simple by eating whole plant foods. Plants naturally limit nutrition to healthy levels, while providing optimal nourishment.
*Resources:
—>NutritionFacts.org’s Reductionism & the Deficiency Mentality: http://bit.ly/2qHoEqD
—>World Health Organization (WHO)’s A global response to a global problem: the epidemic of overnutrition: http://bit.ly/2sfaSgN
—>Two New Papers Putting the Power of Plant-Based Diets in the Spotlight: http://bit.ly/2h7ADgj
—>Everything You Need to Know About A Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words: http://bit.ly/1YotNiu