For functioning properly, our body needs a good amount of vitamins and minerals. And, in order to get sufficient amounts of this nutrients, you will need to maintain a healthy diet.
Here in this article, we are going to present you some symptoms, which can indicate specific vitamin deficiency:
1. Cracked lips
This is a sure sign of lack of iron, zinc and vitamin B (B3, B2, and B12). This is a condition that commonly occurs in vegetarians, because they do not consume the needed amounts of this nutrients.
Solution: In order to solve this problem, you should consume more Swiss chard, peanuts, lentils, poultry meat, tuna, eggs, salmon and shellfish. The absorption of iron can be improved by vitamin C and you can find it in red peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and kale. Vitamin C also helps in strengthening of our immunity.
2. Red rash on the face (or sometimes elsewhere) and hair loss
This problems may be symptoms which indicate vitamin B7 deficiency.
Solution: In order to solve this problems, you should eat more cooked eggs, avocado, bananas, raspberries, walnuts, soybeans, cauliflower, mushrooms and salmon.
3. Red or white skin changes
This changes are usually similar to acne, and they often appear on the face, arms, thighs ad the back. They may be a sign of lack of fatty acids and the vitamins A and E.
Solution: In order to solve this issues, you should avoid saturated foods and trans-fats (margarine), and instead of them, you should consume more healthy fats. You can find vitamin A in green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red peppers. And about the vitamin D, you should expose to sun 10 minutes in a day.
4. Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, or elsewhere on the body
This can be a sign on vitamin B (vitamin B9, B6, and B 12) deficiency, which is a vitamin related to the peripheral nerves. Some other symptoms of it are: anemia, depression, hormone imbalance and fatigue.
Solution: In order to solve this problem, it is recommended eating more chicken, shellfish, eggs, beans, beets, asparagus, and spinach.
5. Muscle cramps, severe pain in fingers, legs, back and wrists
This signs may indicate lack of magnesium, potassium and calcium. Those people that exercise rarely, are more prone to this condition, because of the excessive sweating.
Solution: In order to solve this problem, you should eat more bananas, apples, cherries, grapefruit, almonds, hazelnuts, zucchini, broccoli, as well as dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and dandelion.