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It means that a typical American diet does not contain the foods and beverages that provide sufficient amounts of these four nutrients that our body needs. Our body needs these essential vitamins and minerals to perform crucial daily functions and provide a healthy infrastructure to our body system. Inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals can lead to health problems such as weak bones, stunted growth, fatigue, headaches, depression, etc.
The U.S. Dietary Guidelines provide recommendations for healthy dietary patterns. A pattern of eating, is a combination of the foods and beverages you eat and drink over time. A healthy eating routine includes a variety of foods from each of the food groups. This helps us to get the nutrients at each stage of life. But when we aren’t meeting targets for different food groups, we might be at risk of missing out on certain nutrients, and this can affect our health.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020–2025 states that many Americans are lacking the following four vital nutrients:
Dietary fiber is important for a healthy digestive system. Soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol and slow the digestive system making us feel full. The feeling of fullness will prevent us from overeating. Complex carbohydrates are a good source of dietary fiber.
Potassium is both an electrolyte and a mineral. It helps keep the water and electrolyte balance of the body- the amount of fluid inside and outside the body's cells. Potassium is also important for nerves and muscle function. Potassium levels often change with sodium levels. When sodium levels go up, potassium levels go down, and vice versa.
is a mineral in the body that allows muscle to contract, aids in blood clotting, and forms mineralized bones. Calcium is mainly stored in the bones and teeth. Calcium and Vitamin D together promote bone strength and prevent onset of osteoporosis in adults.
Vitamin D is a very common nutritional deficiency in men, women and children in the United States. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium into the bones. Many people need supplements for vitamin D because either they are not eating enough foods that contain Vitamin D or not spending enough time in the sun! Getting it from sunlight is not easy as sunscreen can prevent the absorption!
Iron Another important nutrient that is not listed above is iron. Iron helps the blood transport oxygen throughout the body and prevents anemia. Without adequate iron to transport oxygen in the blood, a person can feel weak, lightheaded, headaches, etc. Iron deficiency anemia is very common in women due to blood loss during menstrual bleeding. During pregnancy, iron plays a key role to support fetal development.
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