Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Malnutrition. Impossible for Americans in a first world country, right! Or is it?!! Yes, we have
access to an abundance of food, but at the same time, we eat fewer actual nutrients. With the amount of processed foods produced and consumed, we consume an abundance (excess) of calories, but this doesn’t change our body's need for critical nutrients.
High amounts of refined carbs, sugar, salt and low-quality fats push out the nutrient dense
veggies, fruit, and high fiber beans, grains and high-quality oils in avocados, nuts and seeds.
These processed and addictive foods throw off our body’s balance and quickly compromise
metabolism, digestion, immunity, and every other body organ, system and function.
If you are nutrient deficient, you may experience any of these symptoms:
Weight loss or Weight gain
Loss of appetite
Reduced muscle mass
Diarrhea or constipation
Impaired wound healing
Check out how nutrients function in the body and what deficiency symptoms look like: