Whole Food Vitamins - A Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements

Human beings evolved eating WHOLE FOODS.

Thus, it is not surprising that eating a WHOLE FOOD DIET is optimal for health.

That is not to say a whole food diet will prevent or cure any disease (although there is evidence that this may be so - REFERENCE).

What it means is that eating a whole food diet helps you to achieve the OPTIMUM health possible, all else held constant. Of course, genetic and environmental factors play a role. But given these other factors, a whole food diet maximizes your level of health as compared with a non-whole food diet.

Non-whole foods would be foods that are refined, processed, or even synthetically manufactured (man-made).

The same thing goes for whole food vitamin supplements. Vitamins that are taken out of the whole food context or manufactured chemically do not have the optimal health benefits of those same vitamins in a whole food. This is the nature of biochemistry and evolution. Because humans evolved and adapted eating whole (minimally processed) foods taken from nature, the human body requires the full complement of whole food nutrients to function properly.

For example, although an apple has a lot of vitamin C, the antioxidant power of a whole apple has been shown to be far greater than that of the vitamin C it contains (REFERENCE).

The reason why fish oil vitamins are so healthful, for example, is because the essential fatty acids they contain are derived from a whole food (fish) along with additional micronutrients found in the oils of fish.

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