The Essential Micronutrients Your Diet Is Probably Missing (And How To Get Them)

Your body needs a variety of nutrients to function, heal and maintain optimal health. However, the average American diet—which is characteristically high in sodium, added sugar, refined grains and saturated fats—falls considerably short in terms of nutrient-dense options like fruits, veggies and whole grains.

According to a recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report, nearly 90% U.S adults don’t get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables—which are among the best sources of vitamins and minerals.

Adequate intake of these micronutrients is essential for supporting your metabolism, cognitive function, cardiovascular health, bone health and immune function, among other processes in your body.

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