2. You Might Not Get Enough Nutrients in Your Diet
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) periodically conducts the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) to ask average Americans about their diets. The 2016 NHANES survey revealed a lot about dietary health in the USA, but one of the most important findings was that most adult women don’t get enough of each essential nutrient.
While this finding is alarming, it shouldn’t be surprising. American women have become more health-conscious in the last few years, and organic produce and other safe food products are more freely available than ever. With the recent health craze, however, has come a great deal of confusion on which foods are right for your body. Eating organic sourdough won’t help you if you have a gluten allergy, and depending on who you are, goat milk or almond milk might be better for your gut.
Unless you’re fully up-to-date with the latest advances in nutrition, it’s easy to make mistakes that could compromise your digestive system’s ability to absorb vitamins, and plenty of women in America still observe inherently unhealthy diets.
Even if you’re completely health-conscious and know exactly how you should eat, the demands of the contemporary professional lifestyle often make it impossible for you to eat the way you’d like. Forced to pick up a quick meal from Panera or Chipotle, you aren’t sure whether you’ve gotten enough magnesium, zinc, or vitamin B3 for the day.
SUMMING IT UP: Even the best diet might not provide you with all the nutrients you need. Simply buying all your groceries from Whole Foods isn’t any guarantee that you’re observing a highly nutritious diet.