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Getting More Minerals From Your Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Rudy Silva

Before the thirties, people knew the importance of mineral. Their soil was rich
in minerals and they ate plenty of vegetable grown in these soils. When vitamins
were discovered during this time, people began to forget about the important of
minerals and started their fascination with vitamins.

Today because the
soil is highly depleted of minerals, our vegetables are lacking in these
life-giving nutrients. It is now necessary to consider how you can get more
minerals in your body the natural way. Here are some things you can do to get
more minerals:

* buy organic farm products

* eat fruits and
vegetable without peeling them

* eat fruits and vegetable raw

cook fruits and vegetable with a minimum of water and temperature

Farm Products

There are some major grocery markets that now sell organic
vegetables. However, these vegetables are much higher in price, so that it
discourages most people from buying, even though these vegetables are better for
them. By going to farmers markets, you will find many organic fruits and
vegetables. The prices here will be almost the same as what you pay for
non-organic food at a regular market. When buying produce at a farmers market,
ask the vendor if his produce is pesticide sprayed, if he doesn’t have an
"Organically Grown" certification sign.

When buying dried fruit, like
apricots, make sure that you buy those are prepared with no or little sulphur.
There is clinical evidence that sulfate-reducing bacteria, which exists in our
colon can contribute to colon diseases - IBS, colitis, or Chiron's disease. The
sulfate that reaches our colon comes from eating an excess of meat and eating
and drinking food products that have sulfur and sulfur dioxide - dried fruits,
jams, sodas, and many other products. Look for sulfur compounds and sulfur
dioxide on the food label, and then avoid eating these products.

Fruits and Vegetables

Most vitamins and minerals in many fruits and
vegetables lie right underneath the outer peel. For this reason it is best not
to peel certain fruits or vegetables to gain the most benefit of that produce.
But make sure the produce that you don't peel is organic. Don't peel apples,
carrots, cucumbers, squash, broccoli stocks, celery, pears, nectarines, or

Eating Raw Produce

Eat most of your produce raw. This is
the healthiest way to eat produce. Eating plenty and I mean plenty of raw
vegetable is the way to better health and longer life. You get plenty of fiber,
minerals, vitamins and enzymes, if the produce has been recently

Cooking Produce

If you need or want to cook fruits and
vegetable do it with just a little bit of water at the bottom of the pan. Many
fruits and vegetables contain minerals that are volatile such as organic sulfur.
Because of this you are probably deficient in organic sulfur. This is one reason
why MSM .has become quite popular. Organic sulfur is not the same as the sulfur
that is produced in the body when meat is eaten or when foods with sulfur or
sulfur dioxide are eaten. Both sulfur and sulfur dioxide are used as food
preservatives and are considered dead sulfur. Organic sulfur obtained from
fruits and vegetables is considered live sulfur.

When food is cooked at
temperature greater than 45-50 degree C, food enzymes are destroyed. This
results delayed digestion of these foods in the stomach. Food enzymes help to
start the digestive process while your body creates the enzymes necessary to
complete the digestion process. Delayed digestion often creates stomach gas and

Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California
and is a Natural Nutritionist. He has written an ebook called “How to Relieve
Your Constipation with 77 Natural Remedies.” You can get more information on
this ebook and more constipation remedies at this site.

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