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3 Nutrients You Are Missing Out On When You Eat Fast Food

Posted by     on March 31, 2021

There are many reasons why a family decides to grab a McSomething to eat. It could be time, convenience—heck it could even be because you like the taste. Everything in moderation, right? There may even be some of you who don’t do fast food at all. You may still be interested in what nutrients your friends are missing out on.


With fast food, you are most likely missing out on more than just these nutrients—but these are some of the heavy hitters that you need for health and wellness. Read below to learn the benefits of these key nutrients you are missing from your diet.

Calcium: Our body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles, and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Some studies suggest that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps as an aid in protecting against cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Potassium: A high potassium intake reduces the risk of overall mortality by 20 percent. It also decreases the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones—just to name a few.

Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant. This means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.

No one wants to be judged for getting a convenient snack, but if you know what you’re missing you can compensate with a diet rich in the above nutrients. For the full list of nutrients you are missing out on when you eat fast food, check out our full blog post here.

If you want to work on making diet and/or lifestyle changes contact Dr. Della Parker, for an appointment today by calling 503-344-6631.

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