The CDC finds out that the Americans have a nutritional deficiency

The American food which is considered to be the most balanced diets around the globe has now been detected with certain lacunas. The loopholes in the form of vitamins and minerals are causing a nutritional deficiency in the citizens of the country.

There are so many nutrients available in the food market that is helpful to the body in many ways. Certain foods are beneficial in getting homeostasis. The American diet, which is rich in grains, saturated fats, fruits, sugar, and vegetables is low in vitamins and minerals. These two vital elements build up many functions within the human body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that 10% of the total US population is prone to nutritional deficiencies. The deficiency is not common for all. It is also varying with gender, age, race, or even ethnicity. A lot of reasons might be inhibiting the balance of vitamins and minerals in the body.  Health issues like kidney or celiac might be hindering the body from getting its amount of vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional deficiencies are the permanent gateway to rickets, anemia, and scurvy. Some vitamins required for the body are Vitamin B6. It is commonly known as Pyridoxine; it is highly beneficial for brain development seen in unborn babies, infants, and toddlers. The American population should imbibe in chicken, chickpeas, fish, bananas, or potatoes in their diet to counterbalance the situation or nutritional deficiency. A mineral like iron that is required to carry the oxygen to every cell of the body is the basic nutritional coefficient in any human body. Vitamin D, Iodine, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acid, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Copper rich foods should be taken to increase the nutrients required for the body. The US population is known for its strict diet, which needs to be amended with time or will require emergencies to look into.                                                                                

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Huey Freeman, who has recently been serving as executive editor of Arizona Daily Independent, previously worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Central Illinois. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and has been an adjunct professor at Millikin University and Eastern Illinois University. An author of two published books, he is working on two books on the southern border. Huey is married, with four adult children.

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