Increasing CO2 levels are affecting the growth of crops. Heightened CO2 levels are causing crops to pack on more carbohydrates and sugars in place of proteins and other helpful nutrients. This, in turn, affects the entire food chain because the animals we eat often eat these plants which results in lower levels of essential vitamins and nutrients in their diets. This could ultimately affect the current obesity epidemic by making the foods that have always been considered staples of a healthy diet, unhealthy for us which only highlights the need for supplementation to ensure our bodies are getting everything it needs to function properly.
- The plants we eat have become less nutritious over the last 50 years as CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise.
- Although CO2 is a key input for photosynthesis, in excess it accelerates plant growth, causing accumulation of sugars and depletion of proteins and other nutrients.
- Despite the drop in their nutritional value, plants are still important in our diets, but dietary supplementation has now become more important than ever before.
“If we’re getting fewer nutrients from our food, it’s important to understand how to protect our bodies with the proper supplements.”