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For centuries men and women have worked tirelessly to acquire what they believed to be ideal bodies. Throughout this time, diet plans ranging from straightforward and scientific to colorful and silly have produced a wide variety of results.

It wasn’t that long ago that the Atkins diet first villainized carbohydrates and convinced millions to avoid starches of any kind. Today, the Paleo diet, which aims to emulate the eating habits of ancient humans (who lived short and arguably miserable lives), is perhaps the most widespread dietary fad, or at least it’s talked about the most. Soon there will be another trend that consumes the dieting conversation. And then another one.  And another.

However, despite all of these fads and prohibited foods, the truth is that your diet won’t work unless you know these three things.

  1. Why was your diet plan was created?
  2. What will you be craving because of deficiencies?
  3. Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

WARNING:  Each diet plan is deficient in different nutrients, and those deficiencies pass on to you.

As you continue reading you’ll be amazed at how, even with the world’s most nutrient-dense diet, it’s STILL possible for you to have a few gaps in your nutrition. No one has talked about how to fill in those gaps until NOW.

So, without further ado, let’s fix.

Vegetarian & Vegan Diets

Vegetarian & Vegan Diets

Why were plant-based diets created?

Most choose these lifestyles for ethical and environmental reasons, but whether you’ve made this your official lifestyle choice or are merely doing your best to avoid animal products, VitaMist has an easy way of helping you ensure that you stick to your lifestyle goals and avoid potentially health-damaging vitamin deficiencies.

And for those curious as to the differences between the diets mentioned, here are the basic definitions:

  • Vegetarians exclude meat but often includes products derived from animals, such as dairy and eggs.
  • Vegans exclude meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, and all other animal products.
  • Plant-based/Flexitarian/[Insert Trendy Name Here] overall revolves around plant foods with some or minimal meat and animal products.

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

Meat.  Was that a little too obvious?  Your body needs a sufficient supply of protein and fats (Yes, fats are very healthy.  Don’t let the name fool you.) to replace what you’ve lost by cutting out meat and eggs.  In fact, if you don’t get enough protein and fat, you’ll find yourself craving not just meat, but everything.  Proteins and fats both take more time to digest, so they provide the sense of being full for much longer.  Be sure to replace them with a variety of lentils, beans, nuts, oils, etc.  Don’t just cling to soy and olive oil, either.  A variety of protein sources will not only be healthier but will prevent boredom with your new diet.  A quick culinary tip before we move on:  Mixing different fats, such as canola and olive oil, makes your whole meal taste better.  It’s that variety of various fatty acids.  Your body loves variety in its diet, and your taste buds do too.

Vegetarians and those who don’t go ‘full vegan’ will have it a lot easier than those who cut out dairy entirely.  Milk products contain the protein casein, which breaks down into casomorphins during digestion.  If that ‘morphin’ at the end of casomorphin raises your eyebrow, that’s because this chemical is a mild opiate. Also, cheese contains phenylethylamine, which is similar to amphetamines.  I learned these two crazy facts while writing this article, and it explained so much about my cheese cravings.

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

We’ve already mentioned proteins and fats, but there are a lot of micronutrients that vegetarians and especially vegans need to watch.

Vitamin B-12 is the number one, most important supplement for anyone following a plant-based diet because it is found in meats most commonly and abundantly. Even experienced vegetarians and vegans will take B12 on a daily basis as its importance cannot be understated. B12 is known for converting fat, carbohydrates, and proteins to energy and for working with folate in many body processes, including the synthesis of DNA, red blood cells, and the insulation sheath that surrounds nerve cells.  Recommended Product: B12

Vitamin C is in many fruits and vegetables, but it is one of those supplements that will prevent a deficiency, as well as adding a layer of comfort in knowing you do not have to plan out what you need to eat to get enough of it.  Recommended Product: C+Zinc

Zinc is a trickier vitamin to come by than most.  It is prominent mainly in seeds, garlic, and chickpeas, so it’s safe to say this is a supplement useful no matter the diet.   Recommended Product: C+Zinc

Trace Minerals.  The importance of mineral supplements is often overlooked, despite the fact that roughly 95% of our body’s functions depend upon minerals. However, due to soil depletion and the loss of topsoil from flooding, over-irrigation, and deforestation, together with poor crop rotation, a significant proportion of the trace mineral content has been lost from today’s vegetable based food supply.  Recommended Product: Minerals

Omega-3 & 6.  Most omegas are consumed through fish, though it is also available extracted from vegan sources such as: spirulina, blue-green algae, and flaxseed. No need for fish or fish oil supplements to get your omegas.  Recommended Product: Omega

Bonus Product:  Multiple.  Why not get as much as you can in one spray? VitaMist Spray Multiple includes more than 12 different vitamins and minerals, tailored to meet the human body’s requirements. These include Vitamins A, C, D, E, the B-complex vitamins; thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6 and B12, folate, beta-carotene and more. Keeping your body balanced, that’s what VitaMist Spray Multiple is all about.

Vegetarian & Vegan Booster Pack

We geared the Vegetarian & Vegan Booster Pack towards replacing the nutrients that a plant-based diet lacks.  The products in this pack include VitaMist’s Multiple, Minerals, C+Zinc, B12, and Omega.  All for 20% off the cost of purchasing them individually.

Program Diets (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.)

Program Diets

Why were program diets created?

Even the most famous diets can be dangerous.  Weight Watchers does not claim to be a diet. At least according to their website, Weight Watchers is a plan designed to help you continue to eat whatever you like while still being healthy. Jenny Craig takes a similar approach, but instead of recipes, they offer around 70 heat-and-eat meal options to choose from, including their low cal “junk food” for you to munch.  These sound too good to be true to you, but surprisingly enough, they can work. The problem with both of these plans is that is that shedding pounds is the ultimate goal while maintaining proper nutrition is barely even considered. Contrary to popular belief, ‘thin’ and ‘healthy’ are not the same thing.

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

Calories.  The most notable shocks to new diet program initiates are the massive reduction in portion size and calorie consumed.  You might be distracted by the point system, but never forget that counting calories is more important than counting points.  As your body begins to feel calorie deprived, you’ll crave a lot of sweet and salty snacks.

Fats and oils.  For those who go the Jenny Craig route, it won’t just be sweet and salty that you crave.  Your body will be missing its fats as well.  Jenny Craig provides meals that are high in water, protein, and dietary fiber.  Which is awesome.  Except that the missing component is dietary fat, which will leave you craving oily foods.

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

Weight Watchers uses a points system. This system assigns a point value to different types of food. The number of points attached to each food item depends on the amount of fat, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber it contains. You’ll notice that I didn’t mention the vitamin or mineral content. That’s because Weight Watchers claims that you can just get those by eating enough fruits and vegetables.  Unfortunately, that would require most people to triple the amount of fruit and veggies they eat each day.  Worse, despite their “fruits and vegetables” claim, the point system does not require you to eat any fruits or vegetables at all.  Recommended Products:  Multiple & Minerals

Your body can (and should) do without the simple sugars that Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers discard, but it should not do without fats.  If you don’t know by now, you should be avoiding trans fat, which comes from hydrogenated oils such as margarine and clogs the arteries like it’s their job.  You should also avoid saturated fats, which are prevalent in red meats.  These turn into Low-Density Lipoproteins in the body, AKA “Bad Cholesterol.”  Yes, it is imperative to avoid these, but it is just as important to get your Omega-3s, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats.  These form the protective shields for your cells, organs, nerves & brain, and they make the High-Density Lipoproteins, or “Good Cholesterol” that help clean out your arteries. Recommended Product: Omega

Focusing on counting points instead of calories can leave you undernourished.  While Jenny Craig uses straight calories, they restrict you to 1200 per day, which is the bare minimum for men without doctor’s supervision, and hovering just a little above the bare minimum for women.  Consuming significantly fewer calories than the average intake of 2000 per day puts you at risk.  Say you eat Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Well, each of these meals has an average of 150 to 300 calories.  After three meals on your program, your total intake for the day would be under 1000 calories.  That’s less than half of the average recommended intake. Does this mean you’ll lose weight faster?  No! On the contrary, undernourishment slows down your metabolism and makes it harder to lose weight!  It will also sap your energy, leaving you feeling tired, weak, and unable to engage in exercise.  Recommended Foods:  Have a few healthy snacks on hand to fill out your calories for the day.  Especially fruits and veggies!

Program Diet Booster Pack

VitaMist already has a great fix for the micro-nutrient holes in program diets with our Program Diet Booster Pack.  This pack contains the VitaMist Core 4 of B12, Multiple, Minerals, and C+Zinc, as well as Omega, all for 20% off the cost of purchasing them individually!

Don’t forget that if you use program diets, the real work falls on you to make sure that you are eating enough fruit and vegetables to prevent your body from becoming undernourished.

Low-Carb Diets (Such as Atkins & Ketogenic)

Low Carb Diets

Why were low carb diets created?

The purposes of low-carb diets are to lose weight and stabilize blood sugar levels.  This is supposedly accomplished through a sharp reduction in carbohydrate consumption, with no limits placed on meats, fats, sodium, or daily caloric consumption.  While low carb diets might be able to help you lose weight, they are some of the worst diets when it comes to heart health and meeting your micro-nutrient goals.

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

Carbs!  Your body is acclimated to getting a lot of those carbohydrates.  Far too many, in fact.  The sudden drop in carbohydrates will leave you feeling sluggish and low on energy until your cells become accustomed to processing fats and proteins for energy instead.   Even if you’re not a big fan of sweets, you’ll find yourself eyeballing candy bars and sugary drinks.  Anything that your body knows it can get a quick caloric fix from.

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

Thiamin.  Vitamin B1  (thiamin) is necessary to produce energy and for brain and nervous system function. It works with other B vitamins, which means that the depletion of one can cause others to work poorly.  It’s also very prone to destruction during food processing, storage, and cooking. This destruction is one of the reasons why food flour and cereal manufacturers enrich their products with thiamin.  Adult women should aim for about 1.1 mg, while men should target 1.2 mg of thiamin daily.  Recommended Products:  Revitalizer

Folate.  Vitamin B9 (Folate) is the form found in whole foods, while folic acid is the type found in supplements and fortified foods.  Folic acid is usually more bioavailable, so the recommended amounts are a little complicated, but the recommendation for adults is 400 mcg.

Folate is best known for preventing a congenital disability called a neural tube defect. Folate is a component in many chemical reactions in the body, and its functions include cell formation (especially red blood cells).  Recommended Products:  Folacin, Revitalizer

Vitamin C.  The most well-known vitamin performs many functions in our bodies, from helping to make neurotransmitters in our brains to protect our cells from damage to building connective tissue. Vitamin C degrades easily during storage and cooking. Refrigerate your produce, and don’t overcook it!  Adult males should try to get at least 90 mg daily, while females need at least 75 mg.  Recommended Products:  C+Zinc

Magnesium.  Many people don’t eat enough magnesium.  Estimates are that 30-50% of Americans don’t reach the recommended 400 mg recommended per day.  Unfortunately, people on low-carb diets fare even worse.  One study showed that 70% of individuals on the Atkins diet for eight weeks or more were magnesium deficient. Worse, people on low-carb diets for medical reasons need magnesium even more, since it’s important in blood sugar control and glucose metabolism. Magnesium also participates in protein synthesis, cell function, DNA synthesis, and bone development & maintenance.  Recommended Products:  Osteo-CalMag

Iron.  Iron is essential for our health.  Without it, our cells cannot get oxygen.  Despite this, it’s a relatively common mineral deficiency, in particular for women of childbearing age, and people on low-carb diets. Most adults need about 8 mg per day, while women of childbearing age need to get 18 mg in their diets.  Recommended Products:  Iron

Vitamin D.   Lower blood levels of vitamin D is becoming very common. Many doctors believe this is because we spend less time outside and wear more sunscreen. It is challenging to get enough vitamin D through diet alone. Vitamin D is crucial for calcium absorption in our bones and is a factor in many aspects of physical and mental health. A few low-carb sources are salmon, tuna, eggs, yogurt, and liver.  Recommended Products:  Vitamin D

Vitamin E.  Up to 80% of people may not be getting the recommended intake of vitamin E.  To get vitamin E on a low-carb diet you should eat nuts and seeds (especially sunflower seeds), greens, avocado, peppers, and shrimp.  Recommended Products:  E+Selenium

Calcium.  We use calcium in so many ways that it’s hard to list them all. Most people know that it is vital for bone strength and health. However, it’s also indispensable to muscle and nerve function, as well as maintaining the body’s acid/base balance. Some low-carb sources are dairy products, canned salmon & sardines, tofu, and greens.  Recommended Products:  Osteo-CalMag

Bonus Products:  Multiple, CardioCare, ArgiMax, CardioMaxThe reduction in carb-containing foods and concentration on fat and protein heavy foods leaves huge nutritional holes in what your body has to work with.  It is vital for those considering a low-carb diet to supplement with a multiple vitamin to fill in the nutritional holes.

Heart health can be another major concern for low-carb dieters.  While the stabilization of blood sugar levels is great, this diet does nothing for cholesterol levels.  In fact, if it has any effect it would be to increase bad cholesterol by failing to regulate trans-fat or saturated fat levels.  Supplementing with heart healthy products CardioCare, CardioMax and ArgiMax can help offset the harm done by these cholesterol producing fats.

Low Carb / No Carb Booster Pack

As you can see, low carb diets are some of the most nutrient deprived diets on the market.  While we here at VitaMist recommend upgrading to a more complete diet, such as The Mediterranean Diet, if you have your heart set on this one, we have your back.  The Low Carb / No Carb Booster Pack is filled with everything you need to get you back up to healthy levels of micronutrients.  This pack contains RevitalizerFolateIronC+ZincOsteo-CalMagVitamin DE+Selenium and ArgiMax, all for 20% off the cost of purchasing them individually.

South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet

Why was the South Beach Diet created?

The South Beach Diet, named after sunny South Beach in Miami Florida,  was created to be a tasty alternative to common diets that feature bland foods.  Often called a modified low-carb diet, it focuses on reducing carbs, but not to the point of your typical low carb diet like Atkins.  This diet is high in lean protein, healthy fats and fiber, making it more filling than most diets.  The key emphasizes are the reduction of carbs, a sharp reduction in saturated fats, and an increase in fiber to help lower your cholesterol.  At first glance, this seems like an outstanding diet, until you hold it up to the light.

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

Sugar.  This surprisingly doesn’t have much to do with the reduced carbohydrates.  The South Beach Diet’s emphasis on cutting cholesterol and lowering the glycemic index causes it to miss out on a lot of key nutrients, including the B vitamins.  These vitamins are used to convert calories into energy, so even if you have the calories to burn, there aren’t enough micronutrients to burn them.  Think of it like building a fire.  You have all the wood you need (calories), but if there’s not enough oxygen (B-Complex vitamins), you’ll smother your fire.  This leaves you feeling sapped of energy and in need of a quick pick-me-up in the form of candy bars and other unhealthy treats.

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

B-Complex Vitamins  As I mentioned, this diet falls short nearly all B vitamins.  Studies showed that the South Beach Diet falls only a little short of the recommended targets with Riboflavin (94%), Niacin (94%), Vitamin B6 (90%), and Folate (83%), none of these are significant enough to warrant major concern short term.  Though pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant should be supplementing with Folate.  The real danger comes in the other B-Complex levels,  Thiamine (66%), Vitamin B5 (45%), Vitamin B12 80%, and especially Biotin 7%.  Recommended Products: D-Stress or Revitalizer, B12, and Biotin Plus.

Fat Soluble Vitamins The South Beach Diet contains more than enough vitamin A to keep your eyes healthy, and enough vitamin K to interfere with blood thinners, but where it is distinctly lacking is in hitting the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin D (51%) and Vitamin E (23%).  Recommended Products: Vitamin D and E+Selenium, or Multiple. (This diet has a lot of Selenium, so we recommend getting your additional Vitamin E & Vitamin D through our Multiple spray.)

Minerals Like most diets, this one is severely lacking in minerals, particularly Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, and Zinc.  Recommended Products: Minerals and C+Zinc.

South Beach Booster Pack

The South Beach Diet is a fantastic plan to help you lose weight, but it too has its weaknesses.  Strengthen your diet with the South Beach Booster Pack.  This supplement stack contains our Core 4 of Multiple, Minerals, B12, and C+Zinc, in addition to our Biotin Plus and D-Stress Sprays.

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet

Why was the Mediterranean Diet created?

The Mediterranean diet is focuses on mimicking (sort of) the diets of people who live around the Mediterranean Sea.  Even major medical institutes such as the Mayo Clinic tout it as a heart healthy diet.  Its key goals are to reduce low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol), reduce sodium levels, increase fiber and increase micronutrients.

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

Dairy is a hard habit to kick, isn’t it?  It’s not just mildly addictive, though.  Fortunately it’s also good for you.  With reduced servings, your body may start calling out for more calcium, vitamin D and of course those sweet, sweet opiates and amphetamines.

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

This diet is all about whole grain foods, fresh veggies, fruit, nuts, beans and olive oil.  By comparison, meats, cheese, eggs, fish, and yogurt make up a much smaller portion. This plant food emphasis helps you take in a high volume of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients, like antioxidants and natural fiber.  Red meat is used less in this diet than in the United States, which may cause some concern about iron, zinc and several other vitamins. However, this reduced amount isn’t a huge problem as many beans, grains, and vegetables supply some of them.  Recommended Products:  Iron & C+Zinc

Where you will run into trouble with this diet is with calcium and vitamin D.  The Mediterranean diet recommends only two servings of dairy food per day, while the USDA recommends around 1000 milligrams or more per day. That’s 3 or more servings of dairy every day.  Many people already take extra calcium,  but for those who don’t, a daily calcium supplement when following this diet is something to consider strongly.  Recommended Products:  Vitamin D & Osteo-CalMag

Mediterranean Diet Booster Pack

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the most nutrient rich diets you could ever hope to find, but as I said in the beginning, even the world’s most nutrient dense diets have their gaps.  The Mediterranean Diet Booster Pack can fill in those gaps with Iron, C+Zinc, Osteo-CalMag, and Vitamin D, all for 20% off the cost of purchasing them individually.

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

Yep.  Even the plan that claims to be the worlds most nutrient-dense diet is still short of a few nutrients.  However, as the cover of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Paleo Diet would read, in big, friendly letters: DON’T PANIC.

Why was the Paleo Diet created?

While there are various versions of the Paleo diet, companies looking to profit from the trend advertise it as mimicking the pre-agriculture homo sapiens’ diet. All versions prohibit the intake of any processed foods because they were unheard of up until when populations began canning in the early 1800’s.  Much like any diet, kicking out the processed foods is always a good start, and eliminating low nutrient high-calorie options is even better.

So how does a high-fat, non-preservative diet look?  Let us review some of the most popular items and terms on the menu: organic; grass-fed; local; coconut oil; high-quality, free ranged protein; less poultry; nuts; seeds; starchy vegetables rather than sugars; and fermented foods. Remember to keep it organic, avoiding anything processed or refined. The main gimmick is to ‘think like a hunter’.

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

Much like the low-carb diets, the Paleo diet will leave you craving sugars.  Candy, bread, alcohol and sodas will all be on your mind when you first begin this diet.  Be sure to stock up on fruit!

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

Depending on the version of the Paleo diet, some nutrients may be missing.  Considering a lot of our food is compromised through processing and refining, it may be beneficial to supplement these nutrients:

Calcium and Vitamin D.  This one is no surprise.  Dairy is the primary source of calcium, so if you eliminate dairy from your diet, you will have a harder time getting what you need.  Milk is not part of an ‘authentic’ Paleo diet. In the Paleolithic era, breast milk was consumed at infancy and served no other purpose. Dairy is a huge source of calcium today, especially in the average American diet.  Recommended Products:  Vitamin D & Osteo-CalMag

Magnesium.  If you think about it, when it comes to whole foods, calcium and magnesium often come bundled together. So, if you are low on calcium, magnesium often follows.  Recommended Products:  Osteo-CalMag

Folate.  Women who are pregnant or are planning on getting pregnant soon should not neglect this one.  In fact, nobody should, but especially women in child-bearing years.  Recommended Products:  Folacin

Iron.  Shocking, right?  How could a diet high in animal source foods be low in iron?  Well for starters, not all animal food sources are high in iron. A third of a pound of game meat like that from a bear will provide 100% of your iron for the day, but it would take 1.5 pounds of lean ground beef to get that much. Then there’s poultry, which would require 3.8 pounds of skinless chicken breasts.  Almost 4 pounds!  I hope you’re hungry.  Recommended Products:  Iron

Omega-3 & 6.  While a Paleo diet is high in essential fatty acids, it is low in 3 and 6, unless you are eating a lot of fish.  Recommended Product: Omega

Paleo Diet Booster Pack

While the Paleo Diet takes third place to the Mediterranean Diet and DASH Plan in overall nutrition, it certainly takes first place in overall popularity.  Efficient marketing campaigns have cemented it as the diet of choice for many, which means that many are lacking in key nutrients.  VitaMist has the fix, with the Paleo Diet Booster Pack.  This pack contains Vitamin DOsteo-CalMagFolacinIron, and Omega.  Everything you need to be the healthiest caveman ever, for 20% off the cost of purchasing each product individually.

DASH Plan (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)


Why was the DASH plan created?

The DASH Plan was not created with the sole purpose of losing weight, and instead strives to reduce the blood pressure of at risk people.  Due to the less severe calorie restrictions, it has been called, “The Most Complete Diet,” The “Best and Healthiest Diet Plan,” “Best Diet for X Years in a Row,” and so on.  But just how good is this diet?

What will you be craving because of deficiencies?

As it turns out, it’s pretty good.  One of the things you’ll crave the most is starches, which is fantastic, because starches are heart healthy!  What’s not fantastic is that the reason for your cravings will be a severe deficiency in Chromium and other key nutrients.

Which nutrient deficiencies will cause your cravings?

When they call it the most complete diet there is, they’re not joking.  But even the most complete diet was still left incomplete.  The DASH Plan hits its targets in almost all categories, but is severely lacking in Chromium (8% of the recommended daily intake) and Biotin (12%), as well as some less panic-worthy deficiencies in Pantothenic Acid (72%), Vitamin D (58%), Vitamin E (52%), Molybdenum (35%) and like most diets, many of the trace minerals are sorely lacking.  Recommended Products:  Like the South Beach Diet, this one is very high in selenium, so avoid the temptation to supplement with E+Selenium.  Instead, you can use Multiple to cover many of the missing vitamins, and Biotin Plus, BSlim BoostSlender Mist Chocolate Fudge (or Slender Mist Berry Supreme), and Minerals to compensate.

DASH Booster Pack

While it’s a great diet for managing blood pressure, the lack of fat burning nutrients like B vitamins and Chromium make it difficult to lose weight as quickly as with other diets, while still maintaining optimal health.  We have an answer for you with the DASH Booster Pack.  This pack contains BSlim Boost, Slender Mist Chocolate Fudge, Biotin Plus, Multiple, and Minerals, bundled together for 20% off the cost of each product individually.  A stack like this will help you lose weight, feel great, and reduce cravings, all while managing your blood pressure.

The Standard American Diet (SAD)

The Standard American Diet

Why was this diet created?

The Standard American Diet is the joke name for what is semi-officially called the Western Pattern Diet, but the acronym WPD is neither as funny nor as accurate as SAD.  Now why was it created?  The Standard American Diet began to form after WWII, when the hundred year old process of canning and the new techniques of food processing started filling grocer’s shelves with items that had longer shelf lives and lower costs than fresh foods.  It is far cheaper to process foods in bulk, remove nutrients that may cause them to spoil faster, load them with salt and sugar so that they last longer, then stick them in storage somewhere until they reach the shelf or drive-through you buy them at.  Compared to the cost of having to deliver fresh, nutritional food to you within a few days of harvesting?  It’s a no brainer for corporations.

Learn More About the Standard American Diet and How to Fix It →