The "hidden hunger" of the people is very difficult to register, but it is reflected in a significant way in the health of the organism. Here's how to recognize this secret symptom before at least having anemia.
While you are eating healthy foods and generally leading a healthy lifestyle, you can still lose important nutrients without even knowing.
To know, "hidden hunger"is the condition that the World Health Organization defines as lack of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as some other important nutrients.
The fact is that quality nutrition is the basis of health. Our body needs vitamins and minerals to function properly. When vital nutrients are lacking, the organs may not function as they should, and this can affect your health.
"Hidden hunger" occurs when the food people eat, though it may fill the stomach, does not meet their food needs. This suggests that food does not have enough nutrients that are essential for the growth, development and optimal functioning of the body.
It is estimated that two billion people worldwide suffer from deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and some other nutrients, of which the most common iron deficiency. According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the cause of 30% of anemia in the world, especially in underdeveloped low-income countries. However, hidden hunger can occur in anyone who does not follow a well-balanced diet.
It can be very difficult to diagnose hidden hunger as there may be no visible signs of a defect. The most common deficiencies are vitamins A, iodine and iron. Over time, this can lead to a number of serious health problems such as visual impairment, impaired immune system and anemia.
The disadvantages of important nutrients are a major problem in developing countries and in low-income families around the world, especially among children.
Lack of iron can happen to anyone. Among the subtle and common signs you may have an iron deficiency that can lead to anemia extreme fatigue, weakness, pale skin, cold extremities, short breathing during exercise, lack of appetite, pain in the tongue and difficulty swallowing.
However, it is important to emphasize that iron is not just an effect that can affect the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 and folic acid are also nutrients that affect the development of erythrocytes. When you do not get enough, you may feel signs like lack of concentration, tingling of the hands and feet, frequent headaches and even depression.
To bring enough nutrients to the proper functioning of the red blood cells in the first place In your diet include iron sources such as red meat, vegetables, legumes and nuts. Then add enough vitamin C in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Avoid drinking coffee or tea with meals as this can prevent the absorption of iron. Be careful not to bake vegetables as this can lead to evaporation of the iron. Talk to your doctor or nutritionist if you are changing the diet or if you have food allergies to ensure you include all the important nutrients.
If you suspect anemia, take a blood test and regularly take supplements as directed by your doctor.
(Telegraf.rs / klix.ba)