Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Why Our Diets Are Lacking in Nutrition

Posted by "Nature's Brands"
Established since 1995, and now based in San Antonio TX USA, Nature's Brands supplies a comprehensive range of natural brands with over 150 Certified USDA Organic Health and Beauty products. The harvest of nature's pure nutritional healing powers come from Organic Skin Care Products, Natural Whole Food Vitamins, Alkaline Body Balance Supplements, Nutritious Green Foods, Pure Herbal Remedies and Quality Vitamins Supplements. 

Why Our Diets Are Lacking in Nutrition
Eating a completely balanced and nutritious diet is becoming more difficult these days as large corporate farms are taking the place of smaller, home-grown farming operations. And with some of these modern farms comes the use of new and "improved" ways of farming, which in many cases includes irradiating food, using artificial coloring and flavoring to enhance the look and taste of the food we buy, and even genetic engineering practices such as the use of GMOs.
What Are GMOs?
GMOs are genetically modified foods produced in laboratories while genetically modified crops are grown at biotechnological farming facilities. Since around 1976, experiments with GMOs have been used in agriculture to produce crops that are bigger, better, and resistant to certain insects or herbicides. However, a byproduct of this experimentation is that the plants created by biotechnology are not natural or organic and are lacking in raw and whole food ingredients. As you know, when you change the genetic component of plants that become food, this also affects the entire food chain.
While it's too early to know how GMOs will affect our health, what we do know is that artificial dyes, preservatives, and additives used in this process are unnatural to our diet. As we become more dependent on these products, we are moving away from the foods that contain vitamins and minerals and replacing them with a lower - quality source of nutrition.
An Easy and Nutritious Way to Supplement Our Diet
In 1995, recognizing that our food sources were changing, Natures Brands developed the product Supa Herbal GreensTM a super nutritious green foods supplement that provides 100% organic, all natural green vegetables, whole grains, vitamin rich seeds and enzymes in capsule and powder form.  Made from pure, raw 'certified organic' ingredients, Supa Herbal Greens is formulated for vegetarians and vegans and infused with the natural, antioxidant powder of plant - based ingredients.
By taking these green supplements once or twice a day, a person is able to enhance their diet right away helping to boost their nutritional needs without adding unnecessary calories to their diet. More importantly, Supa Herbal Greens are made with raw, whole food so there are no additives, preservatives, enhancers or fillers being used to replace any percentage of the product. What you get is 100% nutrition in a super - nutritious, compact formula that is easy to digest, easy to absorb and available to take on the road or use at home - so there's never a gap in one's diet. Best of all, it's "USDA Certified Organic," which means that it is the highest grade of all - natural and organic food.
What is the Difference Between Organic and Non - Organic Products?
The USDA sets the standard for what is considered "organic." To be certified organic, as in the case of Supa Herbal Greens, the manufacturer or producer must prove that all of their ingredients are approved substances as found on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Materials. In addition, the product and the company must be approved by a USDA - accredited certifying agency before they can receive the USDA Certified Organic seal to use on their label.  
The USDA organic seal verifies that the product has 95% or more certified organic content. In the case of organic crops, the USDA certification verifies that irradiation, sewerage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, prohibited pesticides, and GMOs were not used. This is important to know, because in non - organic products, you will commonly find these processes and ingredients, along with additives, preservatives, synthetic dyes and irradiated ingredients. Non organics may also contain gluten, dairy, soy, yeast, corn, and even animal by-products.
How To Know if a Product is Certified as Organic?
When you are shopping, you are bound to see the terms "Natural" or "Organic" on a lot of products' labels, websites and catalogs. However, are they really what they claim to be? For the sake of whole food purity, here are three ways you can determine if the vitamins you are taking meet the highest standards possible to be certified organic:
1. If a product is certified as organic, it will have a "USDA - Organic Certified" seal on the front label or a "Made with Organic Ingredients" statement. If you don't see either of these, put the product back on the shelf.
2. If the label has a USDA seal or "Made with Organic" statement, it must also list the name of the agency that has certified them in this format: Certified Organic By: (then the certifying agency's name). It must appear on the back of the label below the company's name. If this is not the case, then the claim may be false.
3. If a company claims to be organic in their online or printed advertising, ask to see a copy of their "Organic Certificate."  Their certificate will show you which of their products have been certified. If they do not have a certificate, or their products are not listed individually as being certified, then the certification is not genuine.
Decrease Your Dependence on "Faux Food" By Using Certified Organic Products
As the field of biotechnology continues to become more and more sophisticated, we can count on seeing more GMO foods displayed on the shelves in our markets. These foods are colorful and look good on the outside but nutritionally, they are not the same as natural food substances.
The next time you go shopping for tomatoes or fruit, ask whether the products are "certified organic" and you'll have a better idea of what is in the food you are buying and eating, both for the sake of your health and that of your family.
If you are interested in knowing more about organic certified food and its benefits, visit: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/NOPOrganicStandards. Should you want more information about the safe, nutritious super greens food supplement, Supa Herbal GreensTM, please visit: http://www.supaherbalgreens.com.