Vitamins and minerals in the diet lacking 30% of people

Despite recommendations to increase daily consumption of fruits and vegetables are almost commonplace, many as close as they can get to keep them is to go against the greengrocer. Is that the type of diet that excludes currently takes more and more to make room for products that not only have a good supply, but also end up affecting health. The National Survey of Risk Factors 2009 of the Ministry of Health was determined that 35.7% of the population eats at least one fruit per day while 37.6% do not eat vegetables, main sources of micronutrients. This long term, has consequences.

The term encompasses micronutrients vitamins and minerals, substances essential for the functioning of the body. Despite this, the World Health Organization estimates that 30% of the population has a deficit of micronutrients and most do not know, because until this bad habit deepens food, there are no symptoms.

"Micronutrient deficiency is very difficult to assess from the medical point of view, as it appears in certain diseases, but when it is already advanced," explains Daniel De Girolami, specialist nutritionist Nutritional Assessment and body composition. But he explained that in some cases, "subclinical deficiencies are reflected in symptoms such as anemia in the case of iron or, in the case of the B complex neurological minimum as loss of memory or concentration." However, these symptoms can have other causes, hence the difficulty in diagnosis.

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