The 10 critical nutrients missing in most American diets

Vitamin D:

Essential for bone health, immune function, and overall well-being. Vitamin D can be obtained from sunlight, fortified foods, and supplements.



Crucial for bone health, muscle function, and blood clotting. Good sources include dairy products, leafy greens, and fortified foods.


Important for maintaining healthy blood pressure and supporting proper muscle and nerve function.


Vital for digestive health and may help with weight management. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes are excellent sources.


Plays a role in muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and bone health. Nuts, seeds, whole grains, and leafy greens are magnesium-rich foods.


Necessary for transporting oxygen in the blood. Good sources include lean meats, beans, lentils, and fortified cereals.

Vitamin A:

Important for vision, immune function, and skin health. Carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and eggs are rich in vitamin A.

Vitamin E:

An antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. Nuts, seeds, spinach, and vegetable oils are good sources.

Folate (Vitamin B9):

Essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Leafy greens, legumes, and fortified grains are folate-rich foods.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

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