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People tend to take nutrition for granted when eating too much junk food or not eating at all. It is important to have the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in your system to be in perfect health and have the energy to life an enriching life. By knowing the signs of what happens to your body when you do not get the right nutrients, you will be able to do something about it by eating the right nutrients.

What can poor nutrition do to my hair?

Hair follicles need nutrition along with the rest of the body. Hair requires protein in order for it to be healthy as malnutrition can cause brittle hair or hair loss. Diets that are low in protein, Vitamin C, essential fatty acids, zinc, and iron can cause your hair to thin out, hair loss, and can ruin your hair color.

How does poor nutrition affect the way I age?

A nutritious diet can promote skin health and delay skin from aging. A diet rich in Vitamin A, C, D, E and antioxidants like tocopherols, carotenoids, and flavonoids can help skin. It is good to have at least five servings of fruits and vegetables so that your skin is nice and smooth.

How can poor nutrition ruin our oral health?

Lack of nutrition can lead to inflamed or bleeding gum, tooth loss, mouth pain, and tooth decay. Too much sugar in your diet will increase the risks of tooth decay. Having too much sugary drinks means that you are constantly flooding your teeth with sugar. Low Vitamin C can lead to swollen or bleeding gus. If your mouth hurts and you are trying to make healthy food choices, it will hurt eating which will making it harder to help your teeth. By eating more green leafy vegetables, strawberries, potatoes, and tomatoes, you will have healthy teeth that will make you smile.

Why does poor nutrition cause me to be sluggish?

Having low energy daily can mean that you are eating too many carbohydrates and not enough protein. If you do not have enough iron, you can get anemia when you do not have enough red blood cells to pump oxygen and nutrients to your body. Eating whole grain foods with lean protein will give plenty of energy to last you throughout the day. A good source of Vitamin C can also be a good energy booster.

Located in downtown Midland, The Springboard Center’s mission is to offer programs and services to treat alcohol and drug addiction treatment using an evidence based curriculum, 12 step programs, diet, nutrition, exercise, emotional, mental and spiritual development for a long recovery. For more information, please call us at 432-620-0255 as we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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