Our body, despite the millions of processes that are constantly occurring in it, knows how to indicate if there are any difficulties or problems happening inside.
The important question to ask ourselves is how often we pay attention to the signs it gives us.
Proper care of ourselves includes regular medical checkups, and being careful of the food we eat and the lifestyle we have.
Early detection of any problem can be of crucial importance for its solution. So pay attention as soon as you experience any of these symptoms:
1. Dry skin
Dry skin is often uncomfortable and dull. It shows that your body lacks vitamin E. To complement the necessary amounts of this vitamin include more fish, nuts and vegetable oils in your diet.
2. Fragile hair and nails
Just like the problem with skin these symptoms indicate lack of vitamin B and calcium. Consume more of these important nutrients through whole grains, wholegrain breads, milk, legumes and potatoes.
3. Increased appetite for salt and salty foods
The need for increased salt intake suggests that your body needs and some other mineral supplement. But also, the increased demand for salt can be a sign of infection or inflammation throughout the body.
4. Increased appetite for sweets
And the increased desire for sweets points to inadequate nutrition. To solve this problem, drink plenty of water, eat fresh salads and stick to healthy food.
5. Increased desire raw food
The desire for raw foods (sushi, cheese …) might indicate some imbalance in the gastrointestinal or digestive system. Raw food helps relieve spasms and soothes the stomach. So, consume fresh food and leafy vegetables and fruits.
6. Increased desire for seafood
This can be indication of two problems: lack of minerals and nutrients (proteins) or iodine deficiency. Seafood is still a healthy diet, but don’t stop consuming other foods.
7. Dry skin on the elbows
Dry skin on the body is a sign of lack of vitamins A and C. These vitamins can be found in apricots, carrots or oranges.
8. Restless sleep, irritability, leg cramps
These symptoms indicate lack of magnesium – an inhibitor of the activity of neurons and calcium – an important nutrient for the brain, heart and muscles. Increase your intake of green leafy vegetables, almonds, walnuts, apricots, plums, bananas.
9. Bleeding in the mouth and gums
Bleeding gums and mouth often occurs as a result of a lack of vitamin C. This vitamin can be found in garlic, fruits (especially oranges) and vegetables.
10. The increased desire for sour food and beverages
Hormonal changes (eg in pregnant women) may result in a greater desire for sour food or drinks. Additionally, the ingredients contained in salty foods stimulate the liver and gall bladder – potentially indicating a problem with any of these organs. Healthy sources of sour foods include cranberries (or cranberry juice), lemon and lime.