Are You Getting Adequate Nutrition?

//Are You Getting Adequate Nutrition?

In today’s busy world, sometimes you may not take the time to eat a healthy diet. Even if you are getting enough calories each day, you may not be getting the nutrition that your body needs. There are some definite signs that you may experience if you are not getting adequate nutrition from your diet.

Unexplained Fatigue

If you tire easily or frequently feel tired even after adequate rest, it could be a sign that you are not getting enough nutrition from your diet. Vitamins and minerals, as well as proteins, are important for having enough energy to get you through the day. The B-Vitamins that you get mostly from vegetables are especially important for having high energy. If you are feeling as though you can barely make it through the day without a nap, you probably need to improve your nutrition.

Problems with Hair and Nails

Your hair and nails can be a good indicator of whether or not you are getting adequate nutrition. If your hair is brittle and dry, you probably are not getting enough vitamins or healthy fats. If your nails are brittle or ridged, you are not getting enough vitamins or calcium. You will want to make sure that you are eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products, to improve the health of your hair and nails.

Lack of Appetite

When your body isn’t getting the nutrition it needs, it becomes apathetic. Not only do you start feeling tired, your body starts shutting down without the nutrients it needs for survival. Part of this process is that you will find your appetite waning. The less you eat, and the less nutrition you get, the less your body requests that food and nutrition.

If you are experiencing any of these signs that you are not getting adequate nutrition, you should contact us today for an appointment and examination. Often, nutritional deficiencies can be remedied with a change in diet or nutritional supplements.