A nutrient deficiency happens when we do not eat all the nutrients our body needs to function properly. There are many nutritional deficiencies, as many as there are nutrients! The most common deficiencies are vitamins deficiency, iron deficiency and trace elements such as magnesium or zinc.
Here are a few examples of common nutrient deficiencies:
- Iron: Iron deficiency mainly affects women because of blood loss during the menstrual cycle. However, several men may also be affected, mainly vegetarians, vegans or very active individuals. Anemia can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches or hair loss. While men must eat 8 mg of iron a day, women must consume 18 mg a day to have enough. Iron can be found in meat, but also in lentils, beans, chickpeas, spirulina, soy, and in spinach.
- Vitamins A, B, C, D and E: since they are numerous the best way to not have a vitamin deficiency is to eat a variety of foods. Vitamins are especially found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and fish, which bring plenty of nutrients to your body.
Why choose our nutritionists?
Dietary deficiencies can lead to anemia, depression, mood disorders, but also many other physical and mental health problems.
Thanks to Equipe Nutrition's Eat-Well Program, our nutritionists will be able to assess and reduce the risks of deficiencies in relation to your choice of lifestyle and diet.
Contact our dietitians to be guided towards a healthy and balanced diet adapted to your needs.