How Do We Deplete Our Nutrients?

Below is a list of various nutrients and the corresponding substance(s) that deplete the specific nutrient from your body. The list doesn’t mention that these nutrients are for the most part water-soluble meaning that every day they need to be replaced to keep a sufficient amount of nutrients for us to survive.

Is it any wonder that after we indulge in certain foods, drinks, and drugs, that needed nutrients are depleted to such a sufficient amount that our body systems become compromised.

B COMPLEX VITAMINS
B1 – cooking, caffeine, alcohol, estrogen, sugar, sulfa drugs and food processing
B2 – ultraviolet light, estrogen, sugar, sulfa drugs and alcohol
Niacin (B3) – sulfa drugs, sleeping pills, estrogen and sugar
Pantothenic Acid (B5) – canning, caffeine, sulfa drugs, sleeping pills, estrogen, alcohol and sugar
B6
– canning, roasting, long food storage, stewing of meat, alcohol, estrogen
Folic Acid
– heat, light, unprotected storage at room temperature, sulfa drugs, estrogen and boiling foods
B15
– sunlight
Biotin
– raw egg whites, sulfa drugs, antibiotics, estrogen and alcohol
Choline
– sulfa drugs, estrogen, food processing, alcohol
Inositol – caffeine, coffee, sulfa drugs, estrogen, food poisoning and alcohol
PABA
– sulfa drugs, food processing, alcohol and estrogen

VITAMINS
C
– stress, smoking, high fever, aspirin, pain killers, cooking, heat, light, alcohol
D
– smog and mineral oil
E
– heat, oxygen, freezing temperatures, inorganic iron, chlorine, mineral oil and frying
Essential Fatty Acids
– saturated fats and heat
K
– coumadin or blood thinners
Bioflavonoids
– boiling, cooking, heat, light and smoking
U
– heat

MINERALS
Calcium
– large quantities of fat, oxalic acid, phytic acid
Chromium
– sugar, refined carbohydrates, refined foods and junk foods
Cobalt
– acids, alkalies, sunlight, alcohol, estrogen, sleeping pills
Copper
– too much zinc
Fluorine
– aluminum salts of fluoride
Iodine
– iodine poor soil, food processing
Iron – phosphate food additives, E.D.T.A. (a food preservative and chelating agent). tannic acid in tea and coffee
Magnesium – alcohol, diuretics, sugar, refined flour, protein, food processing
Manganese
– large phosphorous and calcium intake, milk and meat eating
Molybdenum – refined foods
Phosphorus
– too much aluminum, magnesium and iron
Potassium
– alcohol, coffee, sugar, diuretics and refined foods
Selenium
– food processing, high fat foods, infection, injury stress, blood loss, old age
Sodium
– vomiting, diarrhea, sweating for fevers, heat or exercise
Sulfur
– none known
Vanadiu
m – none known
Zinc
– food processing, nutrient poor soil, old age, contraceptives and alcohol