The answer is most likely no and it may not be your fault. Foods these days just aren't what they used to be. Most vegetables and fruits that you consume probably are not grown locally, especially if you live in the great white north (Canada)! The process of harvesting produce early and letting it ripen during transportation causes the potency of the micronutrients to diminish.
Second, soil is vastly depleted of many of the nutrients it once contained. Soils are not just full of endless supplies of nutrients and we are depleting them faster than they can regenerate. The result is that we produce fruits and vegetables that never even had high levels of micronutrients. Couple this with the transportation issue and you are burning the "micronutrient" candle at both ends.
Here are 4 supplements that are a necessary part of an optimal health plan:
2) Vitamin D
3) Fish Oil
If you eat wild caught salmon every single day you might be ok? But for the rest of us taking a fish oil supplements is the easiest and cheapest way to get our 3:6 ratio back in check!
In my opinion, you cannot eat enough greens, vegetables, and fruits to provide your system with optimal levels of micronutrients. Partly because it is a lot of food, and second because the quality of the food we eat isn't what it used to be. Modern production practices along with soil depletion inhibits foods ability to have high levels of micronutrients (organic or not).
Supplementing your diet with a potent and pure antioxidant is an excellent way to flood your system with nutrients it needs!
**Note: It is important to buy high quality supplements as they are poorly regulated and there is a lot of junk out there. Look for supplements that follow the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), are guaranteed potent and pure, free of any harsh ingredients/chemicals/fillers, and don't just contain recommended daily allowances but optimal levels of the vitamin in question.
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