Are We Malnourished – and how drinking Noni juice can help?
When you look at your life and the people around you the word malnourished is probably the furthest thing from your mind. It’s almost impossible to believe that people living in a developed nation could be malnourished. You’d be forgiven for thinking that malnutrition is a disease that effects people in places were drought and famine have reduced children to walking skeletons.
Well in Britain alone there are 3 million people that are so malnourished that they may require hospital treatment, and what might surprise you is that really fat child you see all the time, a packet of crisps in one hand and a can of soda in the other, they could well be suffering from a chronic lack of vitamins and essential minerals.
There are numerous symptoms to this condition, including
- weak muscles
- feeling tired all the time
- low mood
- an increase in illnesses or infections
But how can we in a world where food is available in far greater quantities than we need be missing on the essential components that our diet needs?
Fruit and Vegetables
There are a fair number of people that are quite happy with the fact green stuff, what they might call rabbit food, or anything that looks healthy has never passed their lips. Even if you are the sort that gets your 5 portions a day, you’re probably not getting enough. Other dietary guides recommend 10 or more portions of fruit and veg a day.
To make things even more complicated its probable that a proportion of the fruit and veg you eat is lacking in all those micronutrients your body needs. On exposure to the air the fruit will start to degrade. Some of that fresh produce we eat may in fact be days or weeks old.
Also we know that soils are getting poorer, farmers are trying their best to replace the macro nutrients in the soil with fertilisers, but some nutritionists are starting to believe that the micronutrients might not be there for the plants to use, and so pass on to us.
Over the past century we’ve moved from food that was cooked at home from basic ingredients, to food that is becoming more and more processed. Some foods even come with added enzymes so that digestion has already begun before it even goes in your mouth.
Vitamins and minerals are fragile, all this cooking, processing, removing the dirty bits and bleaching out the colours can destroy the things we need. Leaving our bodies needing vital ingredients for day to day reactions.
What can we do?
Cooking from scratch using good wholesome ingredients is a start, as well as making sure we eat as wide a variety of food possible. But modern life is difficult, so it’s well worth giving yourself an added advantage.
Noni juice comes from a plant that evolved to take up nutrients from the poorest of soils, is picked and bottled at source to make sure that none of the antioxidants and other micronutrients are lost, and comes from the middle of the Pacific. That brings all the health benefits that the Pacific Islanders have used for generations. Add this to you regular diet and you have an added layer of protection against our poor modern diet.