Our body sends a warning sign whenever there’s something wrong with it, but most of us ignore these symptoms until it’s far too late to do anything about it. Here are 10 important signs you should never ignore:
Dry skin on the elbows
Most people think that dry skin on the elbows is nothing to concern themselves about, but this may actually be a symptom of vitamin A or C deficiency. If you experience this symptom, include more fresh fruits in your diet.
Bleeding gums are a sign of vitamin C deficiency which can be resolved by eating citrus fruit, garlic and fresh vegetables.
Brittle nails and hair
If your nails or hair have suddenly become brittle and dry, you’re probably suffering from vitamin D or calcium deficiency. To resolve the problem, eat whole grains, potatoes, milk and legumes.
Dry skin is a common symptom of vitamin E deficiency and should be resolved as soon as possible. To boost your vitamin E intake, eat more seeds, kale, fish, spinach and eggs.
Sour food cravings
If you’re craving sour food often, you are probably having some kind of gallbladder problem which is activated by eating acidic foods.
Sea food cravings
Sea food cravings are caused by iodine deficiency and can be resolved by consuming seaweed, beans, cod and tuna.
Raw food cravings
A desire for raw food may be caused by gastritis or liver problems. To treat them, eat any raw food you have at home.
Sweet cravings occur as a result of exhausted nervous system. However, eating sweets frequently may cause numerous other problems, so try to resolve the problem with a bit of dark chocolate or honey first.
Salty food cravings
Salty food cravings are a result of inflammation or infections in the urogenital system or other body parts.
Irritability, nocturnal leg cramps, poor sleep
These problems are usually caused by magnesium or potassium deficiency. To boost the levels of these nutrients in your body, consume flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, kale, spinach, collard greens, almonds and various nuts more often.