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United States Senate Document #264
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Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies
which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought
into proper mineral balance? The alarming fact is
that foods, fruits and vegetables and
grains, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of
certain needed minerals, are starving us
no matter how much of them we eat!
This talk
about minerals is novel and quite startling
. In fact, a realization of the importance of
minerals in food is so new that the textbooks on nutritional dietetics contain very little
about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve
into it the more startling it
You would think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot
that one is about as good as
another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't; one carrot may look and taste like
another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element whi
ch our system requires
and which carrots are supposed to contain.
Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, the
vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk and the meats of today are not what
they were a few generations ago . No man of today can eat
enough fruits and vegetables
to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health, because his stomach
isn't big enough to hold them! And we are running to big stomachs.

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Presented by Rex Beach, June 1936 United States GPO Washington, D.C., 1936

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