The Seven Nutrients We Are Most Deficient in and How to Get Them

Published on 5 May 2021 at 07:16


     Eating Healthy is on a lot of people’s minds these days.  But the U.S Department of Agriculture’s most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has found that many Americans’ diets are still very poor not up to par.  The problem is not a lack of food, but rather a lack of Nutritious Foods that supply the vitamins and Minerals our bodies depend on the function. 

      In fact, about 30 percent of the Calories that Americans consume daily are from Nutrition-Poor Junk Foods like: Sweets, Deserts, Soft Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages and Salty Snacks. No wonder there is obesity epidemic in our country!

      Further, because of not eating nutritious foods, many Americans are lacking in crucial nutrients.  Ironically it is always possible to be overweight and still be unnourished.

       It is important to emphasize that sweets, deserts, snacks and alcohol are contributing without provoking vitamins and minerals”. Large proportion of Americans are undernourished in terms of vitamins and minerals and they are overfed.    

You can be obese and still be undernourished in terms of your important nutrients. I do not tell people to eat less, I tell them to eat differently.

       Fortunately, whether you are underweight or overweight, getting the nutrients you need is relatively easy if you concentrate on eating a healthy, varied diet.  Keep on asking educating and reading to find out which foods you need to stock up on to nourish your body optimally.


Nutrients Many Americans are Lacking


Vitamin E is an Antioxidant that that protects your body cells from damaging free radicals, may protect against Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease, helps communicate effectively and helps to boost your Immune System.  Unfortunately, up to about 93 percent of Americans are not getting enough.

  • How much You Should be Getting Daily: 15 Milligrams (for adults 14 years and older)
  • Excellent Food Sources: Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Sunflower Seeds (Raw), Turnip Greens, Almonds, Spinach, Papaya and Olives.


Over 30 percent of Americans are not getting enough Vitamin C, which is crucial for boosting your Immune System, helping wounds heal, protecting against cancer and fighting free radical damage. 

  • How Much You Should be Getting Daily: Women (19 years and over) 75 Milligram Men (19 years and over) 90 Milligrams.
  • Excellent Food Sources: Red Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Parsley, Lemon Juice, Strawberries, Romaine Lettuce, Cantaloupe and Grapefruit.

Your health is important to me, please reach out to me for any of your health and nutritional concerns!