Minerals as we know them are locked in the earth's crust. As land dwellers, our main link with minerals is through a diet of plants that are able to extract and assimilate metallic minerals from the soil as they grow. Our secondary link is from meats of animals that eat plants. Minerals are extremely important for our well-being, yet they have always been taken for granted, and few of us have given them a second thought. Until a few years ago, no one knew of or cared about the importance of these essential building blocks. Now that minerals are enjoying tremendous success in the marketplace, it is only prudent that users learn more about them. Without minerals, nothing else, including vitamins and enzymes, would benefit.
Many of our modern day farmers are on a treadmill of dependency on soil mineralizers, pesticides, insecticides and plant food that creates unnatural growth and little nutritional value. The food and farm industries don't like to hear about mineral depletion in soils but new findings are totally in line with other prominent research that leads to one shocking conclusion. Chemically dependent modern farming methods do not produce nutritious food and deplete nutrients in the soil. This occurs for several reasons but primarily, modern farms are not designed to produce nutritious food and can't.
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In order for us to understand the importance of minerals, we need to first understand how minerals are composed. Vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are all compounds of the chemical element known as carbon. Minerals from the earth are elements that are not carbon and which are not bound to carbon. These minerals participate in a multitude of bio-chemical processes necessary for the maintenance of health in human beings and the animals that inhabit our planet. Need I mention that sprouts are packed with minerals?!