The human body is perfect mechanism that keeps in check million of processes which happen at the same time. There is a balance between all of the processes which are seemingly independent.
The body sends signals, whenever any of these processes is disrupted, indicating that things are not running as smoothly as they are supposed to.
We neglect these signals and thus fail to address the issue properly. If we recognize them on time, it helps prevent further issues.
When The Body Seeks Help: 10 Important Signals That You Can’t Ignore
Below you have a list of the top 10 signals that you mustn’t ignore:
1. Bleeding gums
A sign of vitamin C deficiency is bleeding gums. You should consume fruits, garlic and veggies to reverse this deficiency.
2. Dry skin on the elbows
Vitamin C and vitamin A deficiency are often manifested by dry skin on the elbows. You should consume in this case more fruits and veggies, especially apricots, carrots, pumpkin, and oranges.
3. Brittle hair and nails
Signs that you are deficient in calcium in vitamin D are brittle hair and nails. What you should do is consume more calcium- rich and vitamin D-rich foods, such as whole grains, wheat germ, legumes, potatoes, and milk.
4. Dry skin
A sign of vitamin E deficiency is dry skin, so you should consume more nuts, vegetable oils, and oily fish.
5. Poor sleep, leg cramps, irritability,
Signs of magnesium and potassium deficiency are poor sleep, irritability, and leg cramps. You should consume more nuts, such as sunflower, almonds, and linseed to increase your magnesium levels.
Consume more spinach, chard, kale, and other green leafy veggies to boost your potassium levels. Both magnesium and potassium can be obtained from apricots, red beet, and plums as well.
6. Desire for sour food
Craving for sour foods show indicates that the body needs an additional stimulation of gallbladder and the liver. Consume more cranberries and lemons.
7. Increased desire for seafood
It is very likely that you are iodine deficient if you are craving a lot of seafood.
8. Desire for raw foods
Craving raw foods indicate gastritis and liver issues and following a raw diet soothes the stomach and relieves cramps.
9. Sweet cravings
The common cause of sweet cravings is nervous exhaustion since the body needs glucose as a source of energy. Reach for dark chocolate or honey in case you find yourself craving for sweets.
10. Cravings for salty food
A sign of infection or inflammation in the body are these cravings , especially in the urogenital system.