Do you pay attention to what your body is telling you? If not, and you’re not functioning at 100%, you may want to start taking notes. When something is wrong internally, our bodies exhibit signs on the outside for us to notice. If your nutrition is not on point, the following warning signs are for you.
1. Cracks at the corners of your mouth
What you’re lacking: Iron, zinc, and B-vitamin (niacin, riboflavin, and B12) or possibly not enough protein.
Solution: Eating organic free-range poultry and eggs, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, oysters, clams, Swiss chard, and tahini. Also, don’t forget to add in those vitamin C rich foods like broccoli, red bell peppers, kale, and cauliflower to aid in the absorption of iron.
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2. Hair Loss and a Red, Scaly Rash (especially on your face)
What you’re lacking: This may be a sign of biotin (vitamin B7) deficiency. Biotin is well-known for strengthening your hair and nails. Your body needs this vitamin to metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.
Solution: One of the best sources of biotin is the egg yolk from organic free-range eggs. Wild-caught Alaskan salmon, avocados, mushrooms, cauliflower, nuts, raspberries, and bananas also contain biotin.
3. Red or White Acne-Like Bumps (on your cheeks, arms, thighs, and buttocks)
What you’re lacking: Omega-3s, Vitamin A or Vitamin D deficiency.
Solution: Eat more omega-3 fats, like sardines, and anchovies. Also, wild-caught Alaskan salmon. You may also take a krill oil supplement. Vitamin A is found in foods like leafy, green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red bell peppers. Vitamin D is readily available through safe sun exposure, and many dairy products. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen!
4. Tingling, Prickling, and Numbness in Your Hands and Feet
What you’re lacking: Vitamin B, more specifically, folate, B6 and B12.
Solution: Eat spinach, asparagus, beets, organic free-range eggs and poultry, and grass-fed beef.
5. Muscle Cramps (in Your Toes, Calves, Backs of Legs, and Arches of Feet)
What you’re lacking: Magnesium, calcium, and Potassium.
Solution: Eat more almonds, hazelnuts, squash, dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, and dandelion), broccoli, Bok Choy, and apples.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, consider giving our solutions a try. It’s always important to listen to your body and do what it’s telling you. Remember, prevention is the best medicine, so don’t wait until it’s too late to start taking your vitamins. Your body will take care of you if you take care of it!
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