Top 10 Nutrient Deficiencies that Americans Have the Most

Top 10 Nutrient Deficiencies that Americans Have the Most© Health & Fitness

A myth says that being one of the fattest nations in the world is due to the high levels of nutrients we get. Well, it’s false. Surprisingly, malnutrition isn’t something that is exclusive to people in the third world, in fact, its horrible effects are much more common in the US than most Americans realize. The main culprit is the lack of nutritious food and real food altogether.

This might be shocking but hunger in the United States increased by 50% from 1985 to 1990 including 12 million children lacking sufficient food to maintain development and growth, as stated in a study by the Bread for the World Institute.

Moreover, according to the medical journal, The Lancet, in New York City, for example, 40% of kids live below the poverty line. Hunger among elderly Americans is also an epidemic with reports stating that millions of older Americans are going hungry. Unfortunately, the levels of malnutrition and real hunger are only getting higher.

Now, for those who can afford trips to the grocery store and want to eat a balanced diet, we’ve put together this list of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the United States that you need to be aware of.

Continue reading to know more about the signs and solutions

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  1. True our food is probably not like it was in the 40s/50 but seeing all the obese people and especially young kids already overweight has to do with little exercise and the type of food the parents give them. Doing all my own grocery shopping those with the fat kids trailing behind have chips, loads of soda, candy ect. Always see fat people looking at all the candy selection. Don’t tell me soda and chips are cheaper because they are not as nutritious is a lot cheaper but it takes effort to fix.