Saturday, May 3, 2014

The 5 Nutritional Supplements Missing From Your Shopping List

Most American’s aren’t consuming enough nutrients in their daily diet.  These are 5 nutritional supplements that should be on everyone's shopping list.

Only 1 percent of the population meets minimum standards of a balanced diet, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A well-chosen supplement can benefit many people, especially those who are dieting, older than age 50, pregnant or following an exercise regimen.

“Many Americans are marginally deficient in one or more vitamins,” says Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietitian and the author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” “That means they consume enough to prevent the classic deficiency, but not enough to be optimally nourished. Osteoporosis is a good example. Only getting marginal levels of vitamin D over time can lead to a loss of calcium in your bones until they no longer can support your weight. Yet there are no telltale signs of a problem.”

According to Somer, these five nutritional supplements should be on everyone’s