11 Nutrients That Low Income Americans Lack and Need

It has always been difficult for people in poverty to have healthy and balanced meals and United States is not an exception on this. In the past few years, there has been numerous studies showing the existence of an correlation between better nutrition and higher diet costs. Not only that, diet cost has been found to have a positive correlation with SES (Socio Economic Status Community).

For example, there is a correlation between the lowest diet cost and the lowest intakes of the following nutrients: Vitamin A, C, D, E, and B12, iron, calcium, beta carotene, potassium, dietary fibre, and magnesium.   

Among these nutrients, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and beta carotene are the ones that we can obtain primarily by consuming vegetables and fruits. Americans with low SES respondents do not consume enough vegetables and fruits. This is because they are inclined to spend their limited budget on foods like cereals which has high carbohydrates. These carbohydrate rich foods gives feeling of being fullness quickly but temporarily and do not include essential vitamins. Recent studies show that Americans whose gross incomes are less than $18,000 are likely to eat junk foods, such as hamburgers, macaroni & cheese, and cereals because they do not have luxury to plan and consume balanced diet. Therefore, the diet of people with low SES respondents lacks essential vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin deficiency can cause depression, bone pain, bone weakness, digestive tract problems, and many other health risks. Many people in developing countries are starving and suffering from malnutrition, even more severely than Americans in poverty. To support them, Vitamins3 is sending vitamins to some of the developing countries because our motto is to create a better tomorrow with vitamins. When you reorder vitamin packs from us after your first trial, a portion of the profits will be donated to our partnered charities. Subscribe Vitamins3 and step forward in enabling these innocent people to survive.

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