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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > August 2018 > GROW YOUR OWN MULTIVITAMINS


Fed up of spending money on supplements? Gardening writer and allotment enthusiast Becky Dickinson explains how to cultivate your own

The vitamin and dietary supplement market is a multi-million-pound industry. It thrives on the perception that optimal health can’t be achieved through food alone. Yet alongside soaring sales of pills and potions, rates of diseases like cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s continue to rise.

Because despite advances in science, a multivitamin will never compensate for an over reliance on processed food, or fruit and vegetables that are lacking in nutritional quality, due to modern farming methods and depleted soils.

In fact, researchers at Newcastle University discovered that concentrations of diseasefighting antioxidants were up to 60% higher in organically grown crops, which were also far less likely to be contaminated with pesticides and toxic heavy metals.

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