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Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Nutrient Deficiencies

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  • Topping the list of the most common nutrient deficiencies are vitamins D, E, A, C, magnesium and calcium. Certain nutrient deficiencies are common even among those taking supplements
  • Looking at the foods that supply the most often lacking nutrients, it becomes apparent that a majority of problems stem from a lack of oily fish, nuts, seeds and vegetables in the diet
  • Animal based omega-3 fats, vitamin K2 and potassium are three additional nutrients that many are deficient in — all three of which play important roles in heart health

By Dr. Mercola

Eating a balanced whole-food diet, such as described in my nutrition plan, is a foundational requirement for optimal nutrition. It can be quite difficult to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals from your diet if you do not eat real food.


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