When your body is trying to tell you something—for example, that you’re skimping on critical vitamins—it may go to some strange lengths. Here are five unusual warning signs that you may be vitamin-deficient.
Dry mouth is not only unattractive, but it may also be a sign of some health problem. Namely, it may indicate a lack of vitamin B, zinc, or iron. The cracks on one side of the lips usually occur in vegetarians and people who follow strict diets because they are protein deficient.
Solution: Eat more tuna, salmon, eggs, peanuts, and legumes. Iron is better absorbed in conjunction with vitamin C, so you should also consume citrus fruit.
It may be due to genetic factors, but it can also be a sign of malnutrition. Most often it indicates a lack of vitamin B7 or vitamin C.
Solution: Eat more cooked eggs, avocado, mushrooms, soybeans, walnuts, strawberries, and bananas.
Acne in the Area of Arms, Thighs, Buttocks, and Cheeks
Acne in these parts of the body can indicate a lack of fatty acid, vitamins A, and D. Also, this may be a sign that you have exceeded in sugar consumption.
Solution: Eat more fish, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes and red peppers.
Tingling in the Feet and Hands
While this may be a sign that something is wrong with the nervous system or blood circulation, increased intake of B vitamins can help. Take more vitamins B9, B6 and B12.
Solution: Eat spinach, carrots, asparagus, eggs, beans and shells.
Almost every athlete will tell you that he is magnesium, calcium and potassium deficient. Therefore, try to take more vitamin and mineral supplements.
Solution: Regularly eat bananas, almonds, hazelnuts, cherries, apples, broccoli and leafy greens such as kale and spinach.