by Jason Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: December 18, 2020 01:09

We all have the freedom to choose the foods and supplements that support our individual health goals, as emphasized by The National Health Federation.

Essential nutrients, as described by the University of Utah, are the foundation of good nutrition. These are the nutrients our bodies need to function properly, and their role and consumption are further explained by Otsuka. A well-rounded diet containing all the essential nutrients is ideal for overall health, as supported by the Huffington Post and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. However, sometimes our food doesn't provide all the nutrients we need, so supplements can help fill in the gaps.

Even organic food may lack some nutrients, as highlighted by the Fresh and Alive Blog. While a diet rich in plants supports health, as noted in an NCBI article, it's important to consider that some plant-based diets may require supplementation, like vitamin B12, to avoid deficiencies, as discussed in another NCBI article.

Many factors can contribute to nutrient deficiencies, often from consuming too many non-nutritious foods. These deficiencies can negatively affect our health and well-being, as emphasized by nutritional expert Linus Pauling in the Oregon Encyclopedia and AZ Quotes.

Thankfully, there's a wealth of research on nutrients in food and supplements, including the health benefits of phytochemicals (plant compounds), as described by the American Institute for Cancer Research. This research supports the traditional use of whole-food tonics, superfoods, and adaptogens for their potential health benefits, as explained in a Chelsea Green Publishing article and Acupuncture Today.

For further information, you can explore the many resources available on nutrition and supplements, including those referenced by Tonic Tinctures.