Studies have revealed that the nutritional values in food have declined significantly over the past 70 years. These studies found that agricultural soils in most parts of the world have been depleted by up to eighty five percent of their minerals over the past 100 years (!).
Food grown in nutrient deficient soil lacks the nutrients needed to keep people healthy. Without adequate nutrition, especially minerals, research has shown that people develop chronic health conditions. More and more nutritional studies have linked many of today’s most prevalent, life threatening chromic diseases – diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, bone loss, dementia etc to nutritional deficiencies.
Growing our own food gives us the ability to grow vegetables that contain more nutrients than the average shop brought veggies - how do we know this? Well we can control the quality of our soil, the quality of the veggies we use, the fertilising and watering regime, all of which contribute to the nutrients in our soil and therefore our veggies.
Source of studies: Nutrition Study Institute