Surveys show that 20% of the US population never eats vegetables, and 40% rarely consume fruit or fruit juices. 80% of the population never consumes whole grains or high-fiber foods. All forms of refined sugar lower the immune system’s ability to function normally and can interfere with the ability of the white blood cells to destroy unfriendly bacteria.
The standard American diet, which contains food grown on depleted soils, has left Americans deficient in many nutrients important to health. In 1936, U.S. Senate Document 264 noted that 95% of Americans are deficient in one or more major minerals and many trace minerals, which have been proven to be necessary for bone mineralization.