Our body is a mechanism with millions of processes happening in the same time, perfectly synchronized and connected. But when something disrupts the normal functioning, the body is giving us certain signal, asking for help.
Most of the time we ignore these signals and, in time, the situation gets worse, we notice that something is wrong too late. So, it is an imperative to know how to recognize the signs in order to deal with the issue in time and avoid further complications.
SOME OF THE SIGNALS WE SHOULD NEVER IGNORE ARE:
- Dry skin
It may mean that the body lacks vitamin E, so just increase intake of food rich in this vitamin like nuts, oily fish or vegetable oils.
- Bleeding gums
Deficiency of vitamin C can cause gums to bleed, so eat more fruits. Deficiency of vitamin C can cause gums to bleed, so eat more fruits, vegetables, and garlic, and drink lots of herbal tea.
- Brittle nails and hair
This happens when the body lacks vitamin B and calcium, so consume more legumes, potatoes, wheat germ and milk with whole grains.
- Dry elbow skin
Deficiency in vitamins A&C can result in dry skin on your elbows. Eat more fruits and vegetable, especially apricots, pumpkin and carrots.
- Desire for raw food
Symptoms of some liver condition or gastritis. Raw foods reduce cramps and soothe the upset stomach.
- Craving for seafood
Lack of iodine
- Desire for salty food
Sign of some infection, particularly in the urogenital system.
- Leg cramps, poor sleep, anxiety
Possible signs of potassium and magnesium deficiency. Increase the intake of nuts (almonds, sunflower, and linseed) for magnesium and green leafy veggies for potassium (like spinach, chard or kale), as well as plums, apricots and red beet for both trace elements.
- Increased desire for sweets
This is a possible symptom of nervous exhaustion, and the body needs glucose for energy. Consume dark chocolate or honey to prevent gastrointestinal problems.
- Craving for sour food
The body may need sour food to stimulate the functioning of the liver and the gallbladder. Eat more lemons and cranberries.