5 Nutrient Deficiencies You Don’t Know You Have!

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

nutrient deficiencies

essential nutrient deficienciesSome of us aren’t giving our bodies what they need. Let’s talk about nutrient deficiencies. Do you have any?

Whether you’re aware of them or not, chances are you have one or two, maybe even several. The availability of food has done nothing but rise in the last century so what gives with all these deficiencies?

While over the last several decades we have seen a serious increase in portion sizes, the problem lies with the types of foods we eat (or don’t eat).

nutrient deficiencies

We are eating more and more of the wrong kinds of foods and less of the nutrient rich stuff. Thankfully we can reverse these deficiencies with a slight modification to our diets. In this article we will cover the 5 most common nutrient deficiencies and how you can correct them.

Let’s jump right into number 1.

1. Vitamin D

This vitamin helps regulate calcium absorption in your gut. It also helps maintain bone strength, healthy muscles, a well functioning nervous system, and is important for immune function and cell growth.

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You might be deficient if you are experiencing digestive or gut issues, a weakened immune system, or even feeling depressed.

To get more try eating more eggs, milk, cheese and butter. Mushrooms can also be a great source of Vitamin D. Fish such as cod, salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Perhaps the most efficient way to get more Vitamin D is to get out in the sun. Our bodies naturally produce it when exposed to sunlight so try getting at least 10 to 20 minutes a day.