5 Vital Signs You’re Deficient in Vitamins

Vitamin D Deficiency

Probablly you think your diet is balanced because you usually control yourself with foods. However, it also matters that the menus are varied. Because, certain vitamins that play an important role in health may be missing.

1/5 When you wake up, do you feel tired?

If Vitamin C and Vitamin B Complex are deficient, the body makes an extra effort that can cause fatigue and that may be accompanied by a certain laziness and drowsiness.

Unbalanced menus poor in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cause these signs.

  • If you think this may be your situation, start introducing foods such as parsley, citrus and pepper (To get vitamin C intake) and meats, vegetables and cereals (For Vitamin B Complex) into your diet.

 

2/5 Do you notice that you are losing hair?

If so, you may be suffering from a certain deficit of Vitamin B8 or Biotin. The appearance of gray hair, reddened and flaky skin and brittle nails also warn of it as well as muscle pain.

To solve it is advisable to consume egg yolk, blue fish, brewer’s yeast, mushrooms and nuts; the latter every two days in very moderate quantities.

3/5 When you cut, hard to heal?

Apart from diabetes or hemophilia, the lack of Vitamin C and K (Which contribute to blood clotting) can cause this symptom. Frequent bruising, swollen gums and feeling tired are other symptoms associated with the deficit of these vitamins. And it is that an unbalanced diet can affect vitamin C which the body can’t store and reserve for times of shortage. Antibiotics can also cause Vitamin K to not be well absorbed.

Solve the problem by eating green leafy vegetables and cruciferous (Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc.) steamed or just a little sautéed since long cooking destroys Vitamins.

4/5 How often do you usually get infections?

This can occur due to the lack of Vitamin A, which makes it healthy for mucous membranes, skin and immune system. A defect of this nutrient in our body can also cause the skin to dry out and the nails are weak.

If you include in your diet foods such as egg yolk, dairy, fish, meat and orange, yellow or reddish vegetables you will see how the problem improves. One way to make sure you take all kinds of vitamins is to combine fruits and vegetables of various colors on the plate.

5/5 Do you often get mouth sores?

Its appearance may be due to a deficit of Vitamin B, (Better Known as Folic Acid) and Vitamin B12, responsible for the formation of red blood cells.

In addition to a diet with little contribution of these Vitamins, suffering from an inflammatory bowel disorder causes problem to absorb vitamin B12.

Plan your dishes considering that folic acid is in legumes and green leafy vegetables and vitamin B12 in meat, fish and eggs.

When choosing what you eat, you don’t just have to consider calories. Variety also matters and a lot, without it, it is easier for you to put aside some nutrients that are basic and, as a consequence, your health will wear out because of poor diet. Fortunately, your body always warns when unwanted problems and alterations occur.

What Do We Usually Fail to Eat?

The usual diet of Europeans is poor in B vitamins, vitamin D and folic acid, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. That of the Spaniards, in addition, stands out from the rest of the European countries analyzed in the report for its low vitamin A element.

These nutritional deficiencies can cause your body to respond with signs that you may not care about, such as losing hair or suffering from repeated infections. The above signals are keys that can alert you that you suffer from a vitamin deficit.