How to Make Sure You Get Enough Minerals in Your Diet Quickly

by Karen Brooks on May 15, 2010


Are you having problems with your diet? Are you wondering whether you’re getting enough of the right kind of minerals each day? This article reveals the essential foods you must eat to at least obtain some of the essential minerals your body is desperate for.

It is a known fact these days that our foods are less nutritious than they were some 60 years ago. It is not just processed foods that are a problem, it is such basic foods as fresh fruits and vegetables as well as cheese, milk and meats like beef and chicken. It is also a known fact that the level of iron in our food – perhaps the most important mineral for good health – has declined by over 50 per cent in meat such as beef over that time. Indeed, in the UK the amount of trace minerals in the soils have fallen by 76 per cent. The government has admitted this. This is clearly alarming.

So what is going on? Well, in order to feed large populations, chemical fertilizers have to be used to reinvigorate minerally depleted soils. It is not quality that counts these days – it is quantity that is the overriding factor because millions of people have to be fed each day. Farmers are pushed by the supermarkets to produce high yields at low cost. This has resulted in the nutritional value of food being at its lowest ever has been, and will continue to decline.

Our poor farmers are dependent on fertilizers, pesticides and plant food that creates unnatural growth. The food and farm industry closes its ears to any mention of mineral depletion in soils. Chemically dependent farming methods are not designed to produce nutritious food, and they cannot anyway, because of the mineral problem. Dumping lots of phosphorus, potash and nitrogen in the soil hardly makes any difference because the vital trace elements have all gone.

So what can you do just to make sure you are actually getting some of right kind of minerals your body desperately needs?

Well, for a start you can source food that you know has been farmed correctly. Not all farm soils are badly depleted in nutrients so you will have to do some searching around. Some say choose organic foods, but there is some doubt as to whether organically-grown products contain any more nutrients than non-organically grown produce.

What you are looking for are foods that contain as many minerals and trace elements as possible. It is simply not good enough to rely on foods that only contain the seven major minerals (as recommended by the World Health Organization) as the recommended daily amount (RDA). These are calcium, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and sulfur. You need more elements. Lots more.

Perhaps the most fertile soils are those near to active volcanoes. Our planet Earth has every single element in the Periodic Table in it because it was formed in the primordial solar nebula that contained all 92 natural elements which gave birth to the Sun and its planets. So, inside the Earth are all the elements needed for a us to live long and healthily. When a volcanoes releases ashes, steam, dust and lava it releases tons of those nice trace elements, too. That is how good volcanic basalt is.

So why not plough in some volcanic soil into our depleted soils? Obviously we can’t eat the minerals directly, we need to allow plants to assimilate the trace elements into their tissues and fruits first. There is a farm in Scotland that is trying this out and is experiencing great success. Apparently, crops flourish and grow big – very big. Disease pest resistance is very good.

In the meantime, all you can do is to find out where particular food products came from and decide whether they are nutritious enough.

Mineral depletion is a health nightmare. Be very aware of it.

The principles in this article should go a long way to helping you become healthy. Being healthy is not a pipe dream or for those with the perfect genetic make up.


Vic George has put together some great information on solving the problem of a lack of minerals in your diet. You can find it at

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