Serious protein deficiency can cause swelling, fatty liver, skin degeneration, increase the severity of infections and stunt growth in children. While true deficiency is rare in developed countries, low intake may cause muscle wasting and increase the risk of bone fractures. Some evidence even suggests that getting too little protein may increase appetite and promote overeating and obesity.
Vitamin D deficiency is very common and most people are unaware of it. That’s because the symptoms are often subtle and non-specific, meaning that it’s hard to know if they’re caused by low vitamin D levels or something else.
Many foods have a negative effect on your body and hormones when you have PCOS. Not only do they stall your weight loss progress, but also make many of your symptoms much worse.
If you have PCOS or any of its symptoms, you may feel frustrated at times. Taking proactive steps regarding your health can improve your mood as well as reduce your symptoms. One of the best ways to do this is to create a plan in which you will improve your diet by avoiding the trigger foods, eat a diet appropriate for your symptoms, incorporate exercise into your daily routine, get enough sleep and limit stress as much as possible.
Your body uses iodine to make thyroid hormones. That’s why an iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, a condition in which the body can’t make enough thyroid hormones. Luckily, deficiency is easy to prevent through proper diet.