Malnourishment : A Real Problem EVEN In Gym Goers & Fit Freaks!

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Some of the biggest guys or girls you might see in the gym or on the sporting field may appear to have their nutrition on point. You can’t grow lean muscle mass and strip off excess body fat without perfect nutrition….can you? Well actually, yes you can, and I’d argue that a larger number of people are deficient in vital trace elements and minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium, and vitamins such as the B vits and vitamin D than you might think!

The point is this…just because something is looking great on the outside doesn’t mean all is running swimmingly on the inside. With all of the emphasis many place on getting big, DO NOT overlook the importance of nutritional balance and over all adequacy. The consequence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies may not show immediately, but they’ll soon make themselves known in the future!

If you're concerned then consider a multi- vitamin and mineral to keep you topped up

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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