Over 70% of people in developed nations are overweight, yet somehow most are undernourished…
In our fast-paced world filled with quick fixes and over-processed food, it’s easy to understand that many people are overconsuming calories, but the food they are eating is lacking in the sufficient micro nutrients that their bodies need.
Recently I was asked to consult on a project and provide insight into the macros and micros needed for daily consumption and advise my thoughts on when and if supplements were needed.
On today’s #CabralConcept 2344 I’d like to share with you some of the research from this project and how to ensure that you are providing your body with the essential micro nutrients that it needs- Enjoy the show and let me know what you thought and if you have any questions!
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Show Highlights & Big Takeaways:
- About 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D, while 50% of people may have levels insufficient to maintain optimal health. 42% of all Americans, or 138 million, make up this vitamin D deficiency. Source: Cleveland Clinic
- 48% of Americans are not getting enough magnesium from a symptomatic stand point. Source: Nutrition Reviews Journal
- Worldwide, about 1.1 billion people are zinc-deficient due to inadequate dietary intake. Source: Scientific Reports.
- Many Americans are not reaching micronutrient intake requirements from food alone presumably due to eating an energy-rich, nutrient-poor diet. Source: American College of Nutrition
- About 75% of the US population (ages ≥1 year) do not consume the recommended intake of fruit, and more than 80% do not consume the recommended intake of vegetables. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture
- The prevalence of vitamin C deficiency and low vitamin C concentrations was lower among children ages 6 to 11 years compared to adolescents and adults; greater than 6% of adults ages 20 to 59 years were considered vitamin C deficient and greater than 10% had low serum vitamin C concentrations. Source: National Center for Environmental Health. Division of Laboratory Sciences
- US national surveys indicate that the vast majority of the US population do not meet intake recommendations for potassium. Among US adults (ages ≥20 years) surveyed in NHANES 2011-2012 (n=4,730), fewer than 3% had potassium intakes greater than the adequate intake of 4,700 mg/day. Source: Journal of Nutrition
- NHANES found that about 36% of children and adolescents and 61% of adults had intakes lower than the EAR for magnesium. Source: Advanced Nutrition
- Study finds most Americans low in omega-3 fatty acids, could impact mood. New research has found that over 68% of adults and 95% of children in the United States do not consume enough omega-3s to meet nutritional needs based on the US Dietary Guidelines.May 24, 2021
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