These ain’t your momma’s vegetables, at least not anymore… Sadly, the food of today is less nutritious than it once was. When our parents were growing up, the soil was richer in essential nutrients like calcium, magnesium, folate, and phosphorus. Not only that, but the atmosphere, temperature, and other environmental factors were more ideal. This made for a healthier Earth and healthier humans. In this article, we look at how our beloved produce has fallen from grace and what you can do to help revive it. How Bad Is the Nutritional Loss in Today’s Food? Studies show that the average vegetable is between 5 to 40 percent less nutritious than it was a few decades ago. In a 2017 study published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, researchers analyzed the nutrient data of 12 vegetables from …
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