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8 Signals Your Body Gives You When You Need More Vitamins

Even though there are tons of remedies to make up for a lack of vitamins, people from different countries still suffer from vitamin deficiency. But this is not a good reason to take loads of vitamins without knowing their effects. Scientists found out that a balanced diet gives the body all it needs. In this article, we will tell you about how to restore a lack of vitamins without it being harmful to your health.

Bright Side has learned about several signs to look for which will help you to understand which vitamins your body needs most. All you need to do is step up to the mirror and take a good look at yourself.

1. Hair loss

Reason:

What to do:

  • To increase the consumption of B7, eat more almonds, soybeans, potatoes (mashed or baked), and bananas.

2. Cramping

Reason:

  • Frequent cramping means that you lack calcium, magnesium, and potassium. This can happen if you do many sports because when you sweat, a lot of minerals leave your body.

What to do:

  • Eat more nuts (like almonds and hazelnuts), pumpkin, bananas, and apples.

3. Rash on the face

Reason:

  • A lack of vitamin B7 (biotin). Our bodies store a lot of fat-soluble vitamins (A, E, K, D), but the B-group vitamins need to be constantly restored.

What to do:

  • Except for the nutritional supplements you can buy in pharmacies, you can increase the amount of biotin intake simply by changing your diet. Eat mushrooms, potatoes, cheese, boiled eggs, spinach, and cauliflower.

4. Numbness in your limbs

Reason:

  • Not enough foods rich in vitamins B6, B12, and B9 (folic acid). These vitamins influence the nutritional blocks which are used for the production of healthy blood cells that are necessary for transporting oxygen to the cells.

What to do:

  • Eat more beans, citrus, seafood and poultry.

5. Bumps on hips and hands

Reason:

What to do:

  • Try to decrease the amount of consumed trans fat. You should eat a lot of salmon and nuts. Don't forget about vitamin A which is found in vegetables such as carrots or sweet red pepper.

6. Yellow in the whites of your eyes

Reason:

  • Lack of vitamin B12.

What to do:

  • Include more sources of vitamins in your diet. There is a lot of B12 in cow and chicken liver, milk, salmon, tuna and mutton.

7. Affected dental tissue

Reason:

  • Vitamin D deficiency. Research showed that people who lack vitamin D often suffer from periodontitis.

What to do:

  • A diet which includes foods rich in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D is very important for the health of your teeth. Eat dairy products, brown rice, tomatoes, beans, fish, citrus, and grapes.

8. Cracks in the corners of your mouth

Reason:

What to do:

  • Try eating more poultry, fish (salmon), eggs, beans, and nuts. We also recommend combining these foods with vegetables because vitamin C helps fight infection and improves the metabolism of iron.

It's important to remember that all these signs really mean that you lack the vitamins you can get simply by changing your diet. However, these signs can also mean that you have problems which have nothing to do with vitamin deficiency.

For example, acne can be caused by an allergic reaction and numbness in limbs can signal some problems with your neck. That's why you should always consult a doctor just to be sure.

Do you take vitamins often? Or do you prefer to employ a healthy diet? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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