/ There is a miracle in the soil
The secret is in the soil. Trillions of living micro-organisms work together to help plants absorb the nutrients that they need. Those teeny tiny healthy bacteria go from the soil, to our veggies, to your gut.
Research has found over and over that the number and diversity of bacteria in the average human's gut has plummeted in modern times. We need a healthy ecosystem of bacteria in own bodies so that we can fully absorb the nutrients in our own food.
Why is the amount of bacteria in our guts decreasing? One main reason is that many of today's farmers are using chemicals and other methods that destroy this very important living ecosystem within the soil.
Check out this video to learn more about the soil food web.