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23rd October 2017 
Personalised Nutrition  #01

"If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” Anon

The World Health Organisation (2003) has stated that nutrition is coming to the fore as a major modifiable determinant of chronic disease. Dietary adjustments may not only influence present health, but may determine whether or not an individual will develop such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes much later in life.

Reference:( http://whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/who_trs_916

Do we need supplements?

Obtaining out nutritional requirements from food is the better option but studies indicate that the nutrient content of our food since 1940s is getting less nutrient dense due to intensive agriculture. “Recent studies of historical nutrient content data for fruits and vegetables spanning 50 to 70 years show apparent median declines of 5% to 40% or more in minerals, vitamins, and protein in groups of foods, especially in vegetables”. (http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/44/15)