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Sanjeet Singh is the content writer at Home Healthy Recipes writes about Food, Health & Lifestyle. He is an avid reader and enjoys writing content about a healthy lifestyle. In his leisure time, Sanjeet loves to enjoy nature's photography.

Vitamin C is a very important micronutrient essential for maintaining bone, teeth, cartilage health. Persistent vitamin C deficiency is the major cause of scurvy among the human population. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and it is not produced by the body. The inability of internal production forces us to rely on external sources of vitamin C (1, 2).  What is Vitamin C Deficiency? Vitamin C deficiency is a health condition caused by prolonged deprivation of Vitamin C. It may be caused by inadequate intake of a Vitamin C-rich diet and malabsorption due to preexisting health conditions like gastrointestinal…

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Vitamin A deficiency is the major cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of death from severe infections. It is very commonly found in poor countries like African and South-Asian countries. Vitamin A is the most important micronutrient which is commonly known as retinol. It is responsible for maintaining healthy eyesight, cellular differentiation, resistance against infections, epithelial integrity, red blood cell production, and reproduction (1, 2).  What is Vitamin A Deficiency? Vitamin A deficiency is a health condition caused by prolonged deprivation of a vitamin A-rich diet. It may be caused by inadequate intake of vitamin A-rich diet,…

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We were often told to have a balanced diet; do you know why? Micronutrients are essential for the proper functioning of the mind and body which can’t be obtained from a single source. It can only be received from various sources.  Vitamin B is a water-soluble nutrient which performs the various function in our body like cell function and metabolism, conversion of nutrients into energy and many more. Its deficiency causes several ill effects like palpitations, tinnitus, paranesthesia, depressions, dementia, glossitis.  Types of Vitamin B Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Vitamin B6…

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Vitamin D deficiency syndrome is very common across the population of urban cities. It is also known as a lifestyle disease. Vitamin D is the most important micronutrient which is commonly known as Ergocalciferol. It is responsible for maintaining bone, teeth, muscle, and intestinal health. It causes rare bone disease rickets in children (1, 2).  Types of Vitamin D Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol): Obtained from dietary vegetable sources and oral supplements Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol): Obtained primarily from skin exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation in sunlight What is Vitamin D Deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency is a health condition caused by long-term inadequacy…

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Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) are one of the most common disorders observed in the global population. Iodine is the trace minerals that are an essential micronutrient for the proper functioning of the body. Iodine is not found in the body hence it must be consumed externally. Iodine deficiency can cause several health conditions and sometimes that may be even irreversible (1, 2, 3).  What is Iodine Deficiency? Iodine deficiency is a health condition caused by the long-term inadequacy of Iodine in the human body. It may be caused by inadequate intake of Iodine rich diet, soil poor in iodine, causes a low…

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Calcium is the essential micronutrient found in the body. It is commonly stored in teeth and bones and gives the body a strong framework. Apart from this it carries out very important functions like muscle movement and transmits a signal between the brain and other parts of the body. Calcium deficiency can cause several health conditions that may be fatal in long-term deficiency (1).  What is Calcium Deficiency? Calcium deficiency is a health condition caused by the long-term inadequacy of calcium in the human body. It may be caused by inadequate intake of calcium-rich diet or presence of pre-existing health…

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Sodium is the most vital electrolyte in our body along with magnesium, chloride, and potassium. It acts as neurotransmitters and transports signals from the brain to different parts of the body. Sodium affects the water retention capacity in the human body. Sodium deficiency can cause several health conditions that may be fatal in long-term deficiency.  What is Sodium Deficiency? Sodium deficiency is a health condition caused by the long-term inadequacy of sodium in the human body. It may be caused by inadequate intake of sodium-rich diet or presence of pre-existing health issues like GI disorders, renal failure, CVD, cirrhosis, and…

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Magnesium forms the part of the electrolyte in our body along with sodium, chloride, and potassium. It participates in more than 300 metabolic and biochemical processes in the body. Magnesium deficiency can cause several health conditions that may be fatal in long-term deficiency.  What is Magnesium Deficiency? Magnesium deficiency is a health condition caused by the long-term inadequacy of magnesium in the human body. It may be caused by inadequate intake of magnesium-rich diet or the presence of pre-existing health issues like GI disorders. Functions of Magnesium Magnesium plays a very important role in muscle contraction, protein synthesis, energy production, blood…

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What is Iron deficiency Anaemia?  Iron deficiency is a health condition in which there are very low healthy red blood cells. Our body needs iron to make haemoglobin. This deficiency is very common in women across the globe. Causes of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (1, 2) Inadequate Diet: The most common cause of iron deficiency in our body is the lack of iron-rich food items in the body either due to unavailability of financial constraints. Heavy Bleeding During Menstruation: During the menstruation period some women experience heavy bleeding which reduces the overall blood in our system and causes RBC deficiency. Pregnancy: During pregnancy,…

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Micronutrients are comprising of essential vitamins and minerals which are very important for the proper functioning from inside and outside. However, nutrients deficiency is a very common phenomenon across the globe. As an individual, we often ignore the mild deficiency syndrome unless and until it becomes severe health issues.  Some of the important minerals essential for the human body are Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Chloride, Potassium, Calcium, Fluoride, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Iodine. Based on the requirements of the body these minerals have been categorized into macro and trace minerals. Types of Minerals Macro Minerals: Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sulphur,…

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