Vitamins and minerals are important nutrients which our body needs to function properly. Eating a healthy diet is the best way to get sufficient amounts of these nutrients.
Here are some symptoms which indicate specific vitamin deficiency:
This means lack of iron, zinc and vitamin B (B3, B2, and B12). This condition commonly occurs in vegetarians since they do not consume the sufficient amounts of these nutrients.
Solution: You should eat more Swiss chard, peanuts, lentils, poultry meat, tuna, eggs, salmon and shellfish. Vitamin C can improve the absorption of iron and it can be found in red peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and kale. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system.
Red rash on the face (sometimes elsewhere) and hair loss-
This shows that you are missing vitamin B7 (hair vitamin). It will make you vulnerable if you eat eggs because the protein is present in fresh eggs, and the avidin prevents the body to absorb biotin.
Solution: Eat more cooked eggs, avocado, bananas, raspberries, walnuts, soybeans, cauliflower, mushrooms and salmon.
Red or white skin changes that are similar to acne (usually on face, arms, thighs, and back)-
This indicates lack of fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin E.
Solution: Avoid saturated foods and trans-fats (margarine), and consume more healthy fats. Vitamin A is found in green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red peppers. For vitamin D, expose to sun for 10 minutes a day.
Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, or elsewhere on the body-
If you experience these symptoms, then you should know that you are lacking vitamin B (B9, or folic acid, B6, and B12) and it is connected to peripheral nerves. The symptoms may occur with anemia, depression, hormone imbalance, and fatigue.
Solution: It is recommended that you should consumet more chicken, shellfish, eggs, beans, beets, asparagus, and spinach.
Muscle cramps, severe pain in fingers, legs, back and wrists-
This indicates lack of magnesium, potassium and calcium. People who rarely exercise are more prone to this condition due to excessive sweating.
Solution: Eat more food rich in these 3 mineral such as, bananas, apples, cherries, grapefruit, almonds, hazelnuts, zucchini, broccoli, and dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and dandelion.