Micronutrient and Macronutrient Supplementation

Authored by: David Heber , Jeffrey Blumberg

Handbook of Nutrition and Food

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466505711
eBook ISBN: 9781466505728
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b15294-62

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Abstract

While it is generally taught that nutrients should first be obtained from whole foods, nutritional surveys demonstrate that in the modern diets of industrialized nations, which consist primarily of processed foods with limited amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, macronutrients and micronutrients are being consumed in amounts that fall short of meeting recommended intakes.

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