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Health Problems Associated to Food Deficiency

For any creature, adequate nutrition is extremely vital for a normal growth and life. Our system is a really complicated one which carries on too many activities. To continue, it requires food that is comprised of iron, calcium, vitamins, carbohydrates, etc. Many essential nutrients present in the food stuff help us spring up and live a sound regime. We  to satisfy our body's daily needs. All the nutrients are needed in some amounts on day-to-day basis. If the expectations are not reached, the system expresses the paucity through certain symptoms. These symptoms take over the form of sickness, which we name as deficiency diseases.

Deficiency diseases can lead to too many health problems. The inadequacy of proteins leads to diseases like kwashiorkor and marasmus among children. Such children may also suffer from mental impairment. Calcium insufficiency causes rickets among children and osteomalacia in adults. Iron deficiency leads to anemia and paleness in the system. Those who are undernourished and don't get adequate zinc from the food, have retarded growth. Vitamin B, when is not given in required amounts, causes beriberi. Vitamin B3 deficiency leads to pellagra. insufficiency of vitamin C in the body/system, leads to scurvy. All these nutrients are extremely important as they keep us  fine in life.

To keep these deficiency diseases at bay, one should have a healthy diet. Even too much of quantity of these nutrients may take heavy toll on one's health. Therefore, a sufficient quantity of everything should compose our routine diet. Also one should ensure that suitable hygiene is maintained while cooking. Only standard quality of food products are be bought. These days, impure food stuff are available in abundance therefore, one should make best efforts in avoiding them as they may cause food poisoning. Even little bit of such food may cause severe infections. A sufficient diet consisting of foods that are prepared under maintained hygiene can nourish you the way that you may need no supplements at all.
Published Aug 11 2010, 10:14 PM by pregnancyresources
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