Most people suffer from deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, but are completely unaware of how easy it is to replenish the essentials in your body without having to take expensive food supplements, most of which are rapidly eliminated through the urine and, thus, wasted. This is because the deficiency is due to imbalance and poor assimilation or rapid elimination of these important nutrients. Diets consisting primarily of fruits and vegetables will excessively eliminate minerals and vitamins from the system. Conversely, diets consisting primarily of meats will fail to absorb the necessary nutrients from the food.
The key to total nutrition is balanced diet. Herbs are useful as a part of the balanced diet and also as a remedying for long-term nutritional deficiency. The most important herbs for providing nutrients are the seaweeds (kelp, Irish moss, etc) and the docks (yellow dock). The most important herbs for providing vitamins are parsley leaves, dandelion leaves and alfalfa.
Here are a few ways you can amp up your intake of these powerful super-nutrients: