The human body is magnificent system. Our body maintains itself and when there is anything wrong with body, either small or big issue, it shows signal and symptoms so that we can give attention and fix it. All we need is to be smart enough to understand the signals. Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for our body as they perform hundreds of roles in the body. People generally take multivitamins tablet by thinking that whatever they are deficient in, it will help. But this is not the right way to do it. You should know which nutrient is deficient in your body.
You may be suffering from Vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, Vitamin E or K deficiency.
Here I am going to tell you these signals and how should you fix that to avoid further serious problems.
Cracking sound in joints.
Do your knees pop when you bend them or maybe the joints of your arm crack often? If yes, then this is a sign of calcium deficiency. Everybody knows how calcium is responsible for strong bones and teeth. Low calcium level may lead to arthritis, osteoporosis and rickets.
FIX: Consume diet rich in milk, cheese, paneer, curd, yogurt along with peanut butter in your diet.
Bleeding of gums.
If your gums bleed while brushing or while eating? Is your tongue prone to ulcer and cut? Then, this is the sign of Vitamin C deficiency. Bleeding gums is a mild form of scurvy. Majority of people ignore this symptom but you should never do it because at cellular level even arteries can bleed. You should act on this as soon as possible to avoid any vascular damage.
FIX: Try to eat as much as Amla or goose berry. You can have this in form of juice, powder, pickle and candy. Other good sources of Vitamin C are lemon, guava, Orange and Capsicum.
Do you have weak brittle nails? Are you suffering from peeling cuticles? Is your hair very rough and dry or you are facing premature hair fall? This is the indication of that your body is lacking in biotin deficiency.
If you eat raw eggs, you should avoid. As raw eggs have a bacteria called Salmonella that creates an imbalance in digestive system. Biotin is made inside our body by some friendly bacteria when you have raw eggs, our body is unable to make by due to which the symptoms occur.
FIX: The best way to increase biotin in our body is to start eating probiotic food like curd. You should have curd on an empty stomach with 1 tablespoon of jaggery in this. Other good sources include pickles and apple cider vinegar.
White specs in nails
Do you have any white small white specs in your nails? If yes, your body is lacking in mineral zinc. Zinc deficiency is very common among people who have sweet tooth cakes and pastries or any other sweet made of refined grains.
Zinc is very important for both men and women. Zinc is required for production of testosterone in male. Low level of testosterone means less beard growth, low muscle, fatigue even sexual immaturity. Zinc deficiency can effect women during pregnancy can have negative effect on fetus and mother as well.
FIX: To cope up with zinc deficiency, you should reduce the intake of refined grains. Have more nuts, seeds, lentils, legumes in your diet.
Vitamin B deficiency
If you have cracked corners of heels or bloodshot eye or ulcer around corners of mouth and lip –B2 deficiency.
If you find horizontal lines on nails. –Vitamin B1
If your nails are turning brown.- Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B is very common and is also linked to the problems of skin here and your digestive system. People deficient to vitamin B are more prone to body pains, anxiety and depression. The major reason for vitamin B deficiency is poor food choices.
Fix: You should stop excessively eating pizza, burger, samosas, doughnut, chips, biscuits. Maintaining vitamin B level is very easy you just need to eat home cooked food and your body will take care of rest.
Pale face or white nails
If you find your face is turning pale or your nails are turning white and your lips are dull then obviously these are classic symptoms of deficiency of iron and hemoglobin. Iron is essential for the production of blood.
FIX: The best way to to fulfill the iron deficiency in your body is just start using iron utensils for cooking. Sources of iron are beetroot, carrot, pomegranate, corn, apple. 8 food that help you fight iron deficiency.
Poor night vision
If you have rough uneven nails or if your night vision is getting poor then you must be suffering from Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency can occur due to liver problems. This is again one of the reason even after eating regular vegetables some people face vitamin A deficiency. As their liver is not able to break down and absorb vitamin A from vegetables.
FIX: Vitamin A is fat soluble that’s why you should include oils and butter in your diet. You should regularly massage your body with almond oil. You can even mix one teaspoon of almond oil in milk at night and have it in night.
These are the some common signs and symptoms that may depict deficiency in your body.