Common Signs That You're Deficient in Vitamins and Minerals.

Everybody, everywhere are stuck in the rat race. The race to be the richest or most successful or the most famous. We are so busy in the race of life that we find more convenience in eating street or fast foods rather than homemade healthy meals. Most of us follow an unhealthy lifestyle causing us to be deficient in essential vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are responsible for different bodily functions and lack of them can cause serious health problems. If you are deficient in vitamins, your body does not shut down immediately instead it gives signals that something needs to be fixed. Here are common signs that you're deficient in vitamins and Minerals.

Dry Skin

If you have dry lips and skin, you might be deficient in Vitamin B, iron and Zinc. Foods like peanuts, beets, eggs, seafood, meats and lentils are rich in these vitamins and minerals. To increase the iron absorption, you also need to increase your vitamin C intake.

Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps are caused by a deficiency of magnesium, potassium and calcium. These minerals can be found in bananas, apples, peanuts, hazelnuts, broccoli, green leafy vegetables and sesame seeds.

Numbness or tingling sensation in hands and feets

If you ever feel numbness in your hands and feet, one of the possible causes of this is a deficiency in B9, B6 and B12 vitamins. Other symptoms that could be the cause of these deficiencies are depression, anaemia, fatigue and hormonal imbalances. Foods that are rich in these vitamins are chicken, eggs, beans, beets and spinach

Hair Loss

Hair loss is a problem for 50% of persons across the world. One of the major cause of hair loss is the deficiency of iron, zinc, vitamin B3, B7 and biotin. Foods rich in these vitamins and minerals are fish, meat, dairy, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and leafy greens. 

Red and white acne-like bumps

These small bumps appear mainly on your face, arms, thighs and back. Their appearance can be a vitamin A and D deficiency as well as lack of good fatty acids such as Omega 3. fish, dairy, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and leafy greens. Vitamin A rich foods are carrots, sweet potatoes, green vegetables and peppers. Vitamin D can be obtained from natural sunlight and for fats also prefer nuts, seeds and fish.

I understand that checking all the vitamins and minerals in our food is a very tedious task. The solution here is to eat a well-balanced diet and eat a variety of foods. Eat an adequate amount of fruits, nuts and vegetables. Avoid junk and processed foods, prefer homemade healthy meals
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