8 modern-day nutrient deficiencies
More than 90 percent of Americans fall short of meeting estimated average requirements for at least one vitamin or mineral. A big part of the problem?
A diet heavy in nutrient-poor, refined and highly processed foods. Another culprit: modern farming techniques, particularly the practice of planting vegetable and fruit varieties that increase yields but result in less nutrition per bite.
Getting the nutrients you need not only helps you avoid deficiency-related conditions, but also may increase your energy levels, keep your immune system in top shape and ward off chronic diseases. So eat as healthfully as you can, and use supplements to make up for shortfalls. Consider these common MIA nutrients.
Supplement doses are for adults who aren’t pregnant or breast-feeding. Talk to your health care provider about supplements you’re considering and to customize your dose.