In a perfect world, you would get everything you need nutrition-wise from your diet. You would eat derive all the right amounts of protein, carbs, fat and vitamins, minerals and more from whole foods that were locally and organically grown. You would eat fish, cruciferous vegetables, fruits and more. You would be healthy, bursting with energy, with a fantastic immune system and ready to live until you were 100. But today it's hard to get everything you need. When was the last time you ate high quality fatty fish? How many veggies do you really have each week? Are you sure you're getting all the fatty acids and minerals your body can't produce itself? The problem with people's diets today are their blind spots. The elements of their diets they don't know they're missing out on. Which leads to disease and problems later on in life as your body crumbles in on itself. So what can you do about it?
Go to the supermarket and you will see a hundred thousand bazillion bottles of vitamin supplements staring down at you from countless shelves. Vitamins A, B, C, D and the rest of the alphabet. Have you ever asked yourself where these vitamins come from? If you've pictured a Willy Wonka style factory where Umpa Loompa's squeeze Vitamin C from orange slices and harvest Vitamin D from the sun, then you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, vitamins are chemically synthesized from such horrendous things as mineral ores, fungi, petroleum and bacteria. The process creates a terrible amount of pollution, and until recently was overseen by a price fixing cartel that was only taken down in 1999. Vitamins: good for you, not so good for the world?