A Few Good MineralsA Few Good Minerals

Most of us now know that our soils are becoming depleted of essential, trace and rare minerals which are essential to our health as well as wellness. So it should not be a major shock that according to scientists at the 1992 Earth Summit in South America that the U.S.'s soils have, unfortunately, been depleted the most dramatically, with some eight-five percent of its essential minerals literally stripped out. And that was over ten years ago.

So where have all the minerals gone to? Are they somewhere deep inside the earth beyond the reach of our tractors? Do minerals believe in reincarnation? Will they return in the next life to form of more enlightened minerals? The answer is no.

Just to give you some background, minerals are the basic elements of the earth as well as the universe. Like energy, they simply can't be created (or eliminated, for that matter). The reason why mineral rich soil can be depleted is quite simple. They are absorbed into vegetables and fruits. Once those fruits and vegetables have been harvested and consumed, the minerals are gone for good. While plants can create proteins, carbohydrates and certain other nutrients to help enrich the soil, sadly they are unable create minerals.

And let us not forget that a great deal of of our soil has been producing food for many centuries. Most of the minerals in these foods were consumed a long time ago by our forefathers. In addition, the synthetic fertilizers that are being sprayed on our fruts/vegetables makes it even harder for plants to absorb whatever essential minerals still remain in the soil.

It is very simple-without the proper minerals, vitamins are useless, enzymes can't function correctly and some hormones are thrown out of balance. As a matter of fact, nothing can really work effectively. Our brain cells and nervous system transport electrical signals over a wide network of minerals to each section of our body. Each beat of our hearts and each cell has to have minerals just to be able to function.

Sea vegetables are truly the ocean's nutritional gems; they are extremely rich in vegetable proteins and a full spectrum of chlorophyll, enzymes, amino acids, fiber as well as carotene. As a matter of fact, no single category of food has as diverse a mineral composition as sea vegetables do. They are the one and only vegetarian source of vitamin B-12 for cell health, with quantities close to the leading animal sources (beef and liver).

Furthermore, sea vegetables still have the vital trace minerals such as selenium, boron and chromium that have been leached from the majority of our top soil.

by Ryan Joseph
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This article first appeared in the March 2006 Issue of the Zone Net Newsletter. There you can find high quality go to Sea Health Plus Liquid Vitamin Supplement from Dr. Barry Sears.

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