The food we eat is supposed to provide ample nourishment for our bodies to thrive and grow. But in today’s world, with the magnitude of processed and unhealthy food readily available and in overflowing supply, it is easy to fall victim to undesired malnourishment.
Nutrition deficiencies alter the functional equilibrium of our bodies and disrupt the optimal flow of processes such as water balance, enzyme function, nerve signalling, digestion and metabolism. Nutrient deficiencies may also lead to diseases. For example, calcium and Vitamin D deficiencies can cause osteopenia or osteoporosis, or inadequate iron may cause anaemia, which zaps energy.