whole food vitamins/minerals?

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    Jan 27, 2009 6:04 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if there are any good sources of whole food vitamins and minerals out there that are made with no chemicals and binders or as few chemicals as possible?

    I am trying to slowly get rid of as many chemical based foods I am ingesting as humanly possible. I know whole food supplements are better absorbed and utilized by the body when compared to synthetic ones.

    I found one source: www.firstorganics.net/
    but I can't find good whole food mineral supplements sources.


    any suggestions would be helpful icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2009 7:34 AM GMT
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    Jan 27, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals
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    Jan 27, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidfruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals


    lol I know that.

    I just wanted to find supplements that are not synthetically made.
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    Jan 27, 2009 10:41 AM GMT
    if you are eating a healthy varied diet, packed with vegetables and fruits and other "whole" foods, you shouldn't really need a supplement
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    Jan 27, 2009 1:36 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidif you are eating a healthy varied diet, packed with vegetables and fruits and other "whole" foods, you shouldn't really need a supplement


    UNLESS of course you are looking to make your urine more expensive. In which case go for it. Our economy could use more spending.
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    Jan 27, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    Delivis said
    lilTanker saidif you are eating a healthy varied diet, packed with vegetables and fruits and other "whole" foods, you shouldn't really need a supplement


    UNLESS of course you are looking to make your urine more expensive. In which case go for it. Our economy could use more spending.


    AMEN!!!

    We need to give bigger tax cuts to clueless people. It'll boost the consumer index LOL!
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    Jan 27, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    Pricey piss. The "nutrition" industry counts on it.
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    Jan 27, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    the only supplements I really take are an amino acid (just to be sure) and a protein shake every now and then. I was using NoXplode for a while but it's way too pricey, and as I'm jobless now; it didn't get refilled when it ran out.

    I do have some atro-phex that I've been meaning to start to see if it works at all. My only problem with pills like that that are supposed to be taken multiple times daily isthat I forget. I like to just take shit when I train, it's so much easier that way.
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    Jan 27, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    Real food is better for you, too, because they provide a lot more than just a list of vitamins and minerals. Real food is full of other phytochemicals that have very beneficial effects on the body and your health.

    Check out World's Healthiest Foods Food List

    Check out your favorite foods and see how much more you get from eating them in addition to all the vitamins and minerals.

    This week's Food of the Week is Kale....hmmmm.....I dont think it is one of my favorites.....I am not big on leafy greens....but this is the time of year when it is best......here goes....

    Kale

    The beautiful leaves of the kale plant provide an earthy flavor and more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food around. Although it can be found in markets throughout the year, it is in season from the middle of winter through the beginning of spring when it has a sweeter taste and is more widely available.

    Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards and Brussels sprouts that have gained recent widespread attention due to their health promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients. It is easy to grow and can grow in colder temperatures where a light frost will produce especially sweet kale leaves.

    Health Benefits

    Organosulfur Phytonutrients that Help Prevent Cancer

    Optimize Your Cells' Detoxification / Cleansing Ability

    Carotenoids that Lower Cataract Risk

    Kale Gets an A+ for its Pro-vitamin A

    Promotes Lung Health

    A Healthy Dose of Vitamin C for Antioxidant Protection and Immune Support

    Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Manganese-Energy Production Plus Antioxidant Protection

    Calcium-For A Lot Less Calories and Minus the Fat in Cow's Milk

    Vitamin E-rich Leafy Greens Slow Loss of Mental Function

    Cardiovascular Benefits

    Nutritional Profile

    Kale, boiled
    1.00 cup

    vitamin K ... excellent
    vitamin A ... excellent
    vitamin C ... excellent
    manganese ... excellent
    dietary fiber ... very good
    copper ... very good
    tryptophan .... very good
    calcium ... very good
    vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ... very good
    potassium ... very good
    iron ... good
    magnesium ... good
    vitamin E ... good
    omega 3 fatty acids ... good
    vitamin B2 (riboflavin) ... good
    protein ... good
    vitamin B1 (thiamin) ... good
    folate ... good
    phosphorus ... good
    vitamin B3 (niacin) ... good
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    Jan 27, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Caslon8000 saidReal food is better for you, too, because they provide a lot more than just a list of vitamins and minerals. Real food is full of other phytochemicals that have very beneficial effects on the body and your health.

    Check out World's Healthiest Foods Food List

    Check out your favorite foods and see how much more you get from eating them in addition to all the vitamins and minerals.

    This week's Food of the Week is Kale....hmmmm.....I dont think it is one of my favorites.....I am not big on leafy greens....but this is the time of year when it is best......here goes....

    Kale

    The beautiful leaves of the kale plant provide an earthy flavor and more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food around. Although it can be found in markets throughout the year, it is in season from the middle of winter through the beginning of spring when it has a sweeter taste and is more widely available.

    Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards and Brussels sprouts that have gained recent widespread attention due to their health promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients. It is easy to grow and can grow in colder temperatures where a light frost will produce especially sweet kale leaves.

    Health Benefits

    Organosulfur Phytonutrients that Help Prevent Cancer

    Optimize Your Cells' Detoxification / Cleansing Ability

    Carotenoids that Lower Cataract Risk

    Kale Gets an A+ for its Pro-vitamin A

    Promotes Lung Health

    A Healthy Dose of Vitamin C for Antioxidant Protection and Immune Support

    Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Manganese-Energy Production Plus Antioxidant Protection

    Calcium-For A Lot Less Calories and Minus the Fat in Cow's Milk

    Vitamin E-rich Leafy Greens Slow Loss of Mental Function

    Cardiovascular Benefits

    Nutritional Profile

    Kale, boiled
    1.00 cup

    vitamin K ... excellent
    vitamin A ... excellent
    vitamin C ... excellent
    manganese ... excellent
    dietary fiber ... very good
    copper ... very good
    tryptophan .... very good
    calcium ... very good
    vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) ... very good
    potassium ... very good
    iron ... good
    magnesium ... good
    vitamin E ... good
    omega 3 fatty acids ... good
    vitamin B2 (riboflavin) ... good
    protein ... good
    vitamin B1 (thiamin) ... good
    folate ... good
    phosphorus ... good
    vitamin B3 (niacin) ... good



    Thanks for the link. I will check it out.
    I actually use kale sometimes in my green smoothie in mournings. I put 1 or 2 fruit and a bunch of greens (lettuce, spinache, kale)