5 nutrients most Americans don’t get enough of
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have just released their 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This document, intended to guide Americans' nutritional choices, lists several "shortfall nutrients" that most people in the country don't get enough of. Are you consuming the recommended amounts of these nutrients?
- Vitamin A: 900 micrograms (mcg) for men, 700 mcg for women. This important nutrient promotes cell growth and a healthy immune system, and can be found in dark leafy greens and orange fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes and mangos.
- Vitamin E: 15 milligrams (mg) for both men and women. Vitamin E contains antioxidants that help repair and prevent oxidative damage in the body.
- Folate: 400 mcg for men and women. Folate is necessary for the creation of DNA and amino acids, which is why it's especially important for pregnant women to get enough of it.
- Vitamin C: 90 mg for men, 75 mg for women. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, which is why you might take vitamin C supplements to avoid getting sick on a long plane trip or during flu season.
- Vitamin D: 600 IU (international units) for men and women. Vitamin D is necessary to build strong bones and deficiency has been shown to lead to numerous health problems.
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