The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food by Steve Solomon
New Society Publishers | ASIN: B00AAL61HK | 2012 | EPUB, MOBI | 336 pages | 4 MB, 4 MB
Vegetables, fruits, and grains are a major source of vital nutrients, but centuries of intensive agriculture have depleted our soils to historic lows. As a result, the broccoli you consume today may have less than half of the vitamins and minerals that the equivalent serving would have contained a hundred years ago. This is a matter for serious concern, since poor nutrition has been linked to myriad health problems including cancer, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. For optimum health we must increase the nutrient density of our foods to the levels enjoyed by previous generations.