Misconceptions About Agriculture: If You Take Calcium Supplements You Don’t Need Milk

As many of you know, it is very important to get your daily supply of vitamins and minerals for a healthy lifestyle and to strengthen your immune system. This is vital, and thankfully in this day and age we have vitamin supplements in order to obtain all of these nutrients that we don’t always consume on a daily basis. What is actually a common misconception about these supplements is just that, that they are supplements. This means that these vitamins and minerals are supplemental to your normal daily intake of other important nutrients. Many people believe that they can take these vitamins singular of anything else and that that satisfies there recommended daily intake. This of course is not true, and more specifically people like to believe that by taking a calcium supplements they don’t need to consume milk because it provides the same nutritional value, like the previous misconception is also false. So without further a do, lets attempt to take another common misconception and debunk it.

Taking a look at this myth about calcium supplements its really hard to imagine about how just one small pill can provide the nutrients necessary for a human being. Our bodies need so many things on a given basis, I just font believe that it could be true another little personal belief that I have, is that no artificial little pill van give you what something that the earth is produced can give, or that some natural organism could provide. This of course is just my personal belief. Anyways, in order to prove this misconception wrong I quote Zey Ustunol, a Food Science & Human Nutrition professor at Michigan State University. She states that, “Milk isn’t only a good source of calcium but it also provides other high quality nutrients such as high quality protein, vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin; zinc; potassium and magnesium. Fermented dairy foods such as yogurt also serve as an excellent carrier of probiotic organisms and prebiotics, which are important for gastrointestinal health. Taking supplements does not provide the enjoyment of drinking a cold glass of milk; pouring cold milk on a bowl of cereal for breakfast; eating a creamy delicious bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day; or enjoying the pleasure of a creamy cheese sauce on nachos, or melted cheese slices on a hamburger.” (www.msu.edu, 2014)

So when looking at this reference, we actually realize that not only does milk provide loads of Calcium, but also a whole plethora of other vitamins that support healthy living. In order to sustain our bodies and provide it with the most natural and efficient source of calcium it is impossible to rely solely on just Calcium supplements. They are called supplements for a reason, they’re supplemental; so don’t try to take them as substitutes. So there you have it, another common misconception about agriculture, debunked.

Source: https://www.msu.edu/~mdr/vol15no2/myths.html


Misconceptions About Agriculture: Corn Isn’t a Good source of Any Nutrients

Eating healthy is always of great importance to many citizens in America in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. By avoiding unhealthy foods that contain lots of calories and trans fat it’s easier for these people to be in better shape then most. They tend to depend on healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables. Although this is the case many people tend to believe that corn doesn’t have as many nutrients, if not at all, as other vegetables. This is just another of those pesky misconceptions about agriculture. We are going to look deeper into this question in order really determine whether or not it is true that corn does not have any good source of nutrients.

Many vegetables that are agriculturally produced hold a lot of nutrients including potatoes, turnips, tomatoes, etc. for those who question the nutritional value of corn, is say to you that is the blatantly incorrect. I reference Amanda L. Chan in order to make a statement about the nutritional value about corn, “Vegetables like kale and spinach may have better reputations as nutrition all-stars, but corn has something to contribute, too. Corn contains certain B vitamins and vitamin C, as well as magnesium and potassium. Yellow corn is also a good source of two antioxidants, zeaxanthin and lutein, which are good for eye health.” (www.huffingtonpost.com, 2014.) With that said we understand now that corn does in fact have nutritional value, and it should be used as a solid part of a healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle. Therefore it turns out that another one of those pesky and common misconceptions about agriculture has been debunked, so go ahead and finish off that cobb of corn.

Sources : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/26/corn-health-myths-nutrition_n_5591977.html