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Defeating Dietary Deficit: How to Combat a Nutrient Deficiency
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It is your job to make sure your body gets what it needs, especially if you want your body to be at optimal condition at all times. Getting all the nutrients you need makes you healthier, helps you fight off disease, and it even improves your energy. Regrettably, many people are not getting the nutrients or minerals needed in a day. You do not want to be in this group, but you also do not know how to combat the issue. The following pointers should help make your diet nutrient-dense.

Get into Superfoods

One thing you can do to enrich your diet is add more superfoods to it. Some have probably heard of superfoods while others may not. These are fruits or vegetables with a higher content of minerals or nutrients. Some are quite common like blueberries, which contain a high amount of minerals and vitamins, but others are less common.

Maca root, for example, is a rare root that grows in certain areas of the world. This ingredient contains vitamin C, copper, and iron in high amounts compared to other foods. Maca root is normally sold in raw powder form, which can be easily added to smoothies or yogurt. Of course, there are dozens of additional superfoods that you should consider, so go forth and explore.

Change It Up

Sometimes, the only reason some people have a hard time consuming the nutrients or minerals needed in a day is because there is no variety in their diets. Some people get used to eating specific foods, which means you are not getting the nutrients in other items. Yes, it is going to be difficult to choose an item you normally do not cook or eat, but you have to do it sometimes.

Do not be intimidated because you do not know what you are purchasing; take this as an opportunity to try a new recipe. Use videos or instructions online to try your new fruit or vegetable. You do not have to replace your entire diet. Just make sure you add at least one of these items on each grocery trip.

Add Supplements

The likelihood of getting all the nutrients and minerals you need solely from foods is low. One reason this is true is because much of the produce you purchase is not fresh, meaning it has lost some of its potency. Sometimes, the reason you are not getting what you need is because you do not have time to cook all day or the money to get the foods you need.

Do not fret about this; you can do something about this by simply making the switch to supplements. It might be a good idea to talk to a nutritionist or doctor to find out if you are missing any minerals or nutrients. You can also take a multivitamin to ensure you have a little bit of everything. Read Vasayo reviews and reviews of similar companies to figure out which supplements will work best for you.

Gut-Aid

The entire digestive system is quite vital for the body for a number a reasons, including the fact that it helps extract nutrients and minerals from the foods you eat. The problem is that the digestive system is delicate, and some people do not care for their digestion as well as they should. For example, it is important that the gut have enough probiotics to function well.

You can get probiotics from all sorts of sources, such as probiotic-rich yogurt or milk kefir. You can also get probiotics from fermented drinks, such as kombucha just to name one example. There are also fermented vegetables that you can start adding to your diet. Optimizing your gut ensures that your stomach is actually absorbing everything it can from the foods you eat before it slowly turns into waste.

Hopefully, some of these pointers make it easy for you to consume the nutrients and minerals that you need. Be sure to talk to your nutritionist for additional tips that could help. Do not forget to pass on these pointers because you probably know a few people who need to improve their nutrient intake.




By Kara Masterson
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Biography: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog Max.

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