There is no question that Dr. Reams, as always, was not only the first, but, the only person to establish an exact and simple way to determine the nutritional quality of fresh produce. In the last 10+ years, with the introduction of “whole food” type super markets across the US, it has become very popular to drop the terms “nutrient dense,” “nutrient density” and “nutrient rich” when marketing fresh produce and “natural” foods of various types. Unfortunately, just because those terms are used, is no guarantee that the items or products referred to actually have any significant level of nutritional content.
Many organizations are finding it very popular to get on board the “nutrient dense” or “nutrient rich” wagon because of the increasing ground swell of people looking for better quality foods as they become more proactive in their personal health and wellness. A fair number of these organizations, who have been connecting their followers to the importance of diet, are posting “nutrient dense food lists” on their websites.
From the RBTI Perspective it is evident that a great deal of assumption goes into the compiling of those lists. Those compiling the lists are, sadly, mostly ignorant of the fact that marketers and promoters of so-called nutrient dense or nutrient rich foods, are not aware of any standard whereby they can reference to determine if, in fact, what they are selling or promoting is “nutrient dense or rich.” It continues to be assumed, by the poorly informed marketer as well as consumer, that fresh produce grown, by so-called “natural” or “organic” methods can be classed as “nutrient dense or rich.” The only thing that determines whether an item of food is included in any “nutrient dense food” list is:
1) Is not processed
2) Does not have added sugars
3) Is low calorie
This means the list can not only include whole fresh produce of all types as well as whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts, but there is no parameters outlining how to determine if any food listed is actually nutrient dense. The categories are not specific and lead to over assumption and way over generalization.
From an RBTI Perspective, it is an outrage that a health enthusiastic public is being broadly misled by so-called “nutrient dense food” lists from so-called experts. Dr. Reams revealed one very simple way to properly determine the nutrient richness or density of any type of fresh fruit or vegetable — that being the use of a hand-held sugar refractometer. Yes, a very simple handheld refractometer properly used can easily reveal the true nutrient density or nutrient richness of fresh produce. I refer you to chapter 11 of my book Nourishment Home Grown or chapter 9 of my book Biological Theory of Ionization as applied to Farming and Soil Management. for specifics on how to use the hand-held refractometer.
Where the rubber meets the road.
A recent discovery, by researchers, reveals the importance that nutrient dense and rich foods can play in human health. A unique flavonoid was found in tangerines called Nobiletin. The scientists found that Nobiletin has demonstrated a unique action that prevents the buildup of fat in the liver by stimulating the expression of genes involved in burning excess fat, and inhibiting the genes responsible for manufacturing fat. This means this particular flavonoid has a real potential for helping counteract issues with a dis-ease known as “metabolic syndrome.” Metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The syndrome affects one in five people in the United States, and prevalence increases with age. Some studies estimate the prevalence in the USA to be up to 25% of the population.
What we do not know, about the tangerines in which the scientists found Nobiletin, was their nutrient density. However, I would expect, from my experience, in testing a lot of different fruit including tangerines with a hand-held sugar refractometer, that the sugar content was most likely about 50% (which is being generous from my experience) of its potential. That is to say, the nutrient density was most likely about half, at its best, what it could have been if RBTI soil principles were used in growing it.
Here is the bottom line.
RBTI soil technology, correctly applied and regulated, can grow the highest nutrient density possible into any fresh produce. Think of what this could mean for the health and dis-ease fighting benefits of food grown with that kind of nutrient density or richness. First of all, it would mean that a piece of fruit grown at maximum sugar content or nutrient density would satisfy one’s hunger the most. Think about it. If you ate an apple with half the nutrient density it should have had, you would need to eat two of those apples to get all the nutrition that you would get from an apple grown ideally using RBTI. Ever consider one of the causes of the worlds’ being over fed and under nourished? Second of all, researchers are constantly analyzing foods today looking for naturally occurring bioactive molecules to fight dis-ease and benefit human health. Think how much more of the flavonoid Nobileton would be in a tangerine grown with RBTI technology. For that matter, think how much more of other extremely beneficial bioactive molecules would be in produce grown with RBTI technology. Here is where foods really would be our medicine.
Physical life cannot exist without nourishment, though it can exist on way less then optimum, but physical life cannot thrive on 50% nourishment. Do you want to thrive or merely survive? THINK ABOUT IT!
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