Despite the fact that we watch what we eat more often than not we are not getting all the essential nutrients that we need from food. In this article we take a look at the nutrients that are key for proper body functioning but are either missing from our diet or we take them in insufficient amounts.
The amount of vitamins and minerals that we discuss in this article can be increased either by focusing more on certain food groups or by taking dietary supplements after talking to a doctor.
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a pretty essential vitamin that most individuals are not getting enough of, and yet we all need it for proper body functioning.
Vitamin A helps maintain a good vision and lets us see in the dark, promotes a healthier immune system and improves bone health.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adult males (19 years of age and older) is 900 micrograms (mcg) a day, while for adult women of the same age it is 700 mcg a day.
Foods that are rich in vitamin A and can assist you in increasing your daily intake thereof include carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes and spinach.