Buy These Foods Rich In Essential Nutrients

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Make sure to eat vitamin-rich foods everyday.

Every time I do a hair analysis, each of my clients is deficient in some sort of essential nutrient.

I am a big believer in supplementing with a quality multivitamin and trace mineral complex because our foods, these days, are pretty darn devoid in the essential nutrients. That said, it is best to get your vitamins through whole foods.

I do the hair analysis for people all over the world, and many people in other countries don’t have easy access to quality supplements and most believe that they get their nutrients from their food.

Primarily, most other countries do have a better food quality than we have in the good ole’ USA.

Think fresh cheese in Switzerland, beef in Costa Rica, and olive oil in Italy.

Can you say American corporate farming and Big Agra’s processed GMO foods?


Buy Local

Medieval market stall selling fruit (farmers)

Always shop at your local markets if possible.

It’s best to buy your food locally and to support your local farmer’s markets and small-town groceries. Meat markets, bakeries, and fruit stands are disappearing in America, but rural areas and small towns still have some good ones.

What treasures.

But, local markets are all over Europe and Central and South America.

Vitamin Rich Foods

Here is a list of some of the best foods that supply the essential nutrients needed to maintain good health. And, don’t forget about the trace minerals – people need these as much as they need the essential vitamins.

A head of green lettuce.

Leafy greens are full of Ca/Mg.


  1. Seeds
  2. Cheese
  3. Yogurt.
  4. Sardines and canned salmon
  5. Beans and lentils
  6. Almonds
  7. Whey Protein
  8. Some leafy greens


A wheat field on a sunny day.

Whole grains are full of zinc.

  1. Whole grains
  2. Dairy products
  3. Oysters
  4. Red meat and poultry
  5. Beans
  6. Chickpeas
  7. Nuts (such as cashews and almonds)
A head of broccoli

Chromium is found in organic broccoli.


  1. Broccoli
  2. Barley
  3. Grape juice
  4. Wine
  5. Potatoes
  6. Beef


A cracked hard boiled egg.

Iodine and sulfur are found in free-range eggs.

  1. Seaweed
  2. Cod
  3. Dairy
  4. Iodized salt
  5. Shrimp
  6. Tuna
  7. Eggs
  8. Prunes


  1. Arugula
  2. Carageenan
  3. Coconut milk, juice, oil
  4. Cruciferous veggies, including: bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard leaves, radish, turnips, watercress
  5. Dairy (except butter)
  6. Dried fruits
  7. Eggs
  8. Garlic


  1. Shellfish
  2. Spinach
  3. Liver (if you eat meat)
  4. Legumes
  5. Pumpkin Seeds
  6. Quinoa
  7. Turkey
A picture of a raw salad.

Veggies have the trace mineral zirconium.


  1. Meat
  2. Dairy products
  3. Vegetables
  4. Grains
  5. Nuts


  1.  Legumes such as peas and lentils
  2.  Kidney beans, navy beans, and lima beans
  3.  Almonds, cashews, chestnuts, and peanuts
  4.  Soy products such as soy milk, soybeans, and tofu
  5.  Dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt
  6.  Leafy vegetables
  7.  Eggs
  8.  Whole grains


  1. Grains
  2. Vegetables
  3. Mustard
  4. Kelp
  5. Pistachios
  6. Dairy
  7. Fish
  8. Meat

This is a short list, but these nutrients are some of the most common nutrients people are low in these days.

Happy shopping, and Bon Appetite!Cartoon smiling chef with blank menu paper in hands


Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements.  This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.

Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.

About Janet Hull PhD, CN

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has been working with clients in the holistic health field since 1995. Using natural medicine to cure herself from a diagnosis of Graves’ disease caused by aspartame, Dr. Hull began researching the toxic causes of disease. Today, she is one of the world’s leading experts in environmental toxicology and holistic health and nutrition. Dr. Hull is the first researcher to publicly expose the dangers of aspartame. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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