Our body is a perfect mechanism where lots of things happen at the same time. And sometimes it gives us signs that it needs help which, if ignored, can lead to health issues.
Bright Side would like to tell you about some signals you should always take note of.
8. Insomnia, irritability, and leg cramps
If you have these signs, your body needs magnesium and potassium. To replenish these vital elements, add tomatoes, oranges, bananas, and spinach to your everyday diet.
7. Dry skin
Dryness of the skin may signify a lack of vitamin E. Therefore, you should eat more vegetables, oil, nuts, and fish.
6. Sweet tooth
If you suddenly feel a strong desire to have something sweet, then stress, depression, or exhaustion may be the cause. Your body is asking for glucose. Oblige it, and to avoid gaining weight, better have some dark chocolate or honey.
5. Desire to eat ice
If you find yourself wanting to eat some ice, then you may have anemia — iron deficiency. The best sources of iron are beef, eggs, and molluscs. However, it’s still better to consult a doctor if you want to eat ice and lack energy.
4. Bleeding gums
Sudden or constant bleeding of your gums when you brush your teeth is a telltale sign of a vitamin C deficiency. Include the following products in your meals: citrus fruits, spinach, green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
3. Fragile nails and hair
Your body is telling you that it lacks vitamin B. Drink more milk, and have some nori seaweeds and mushrooms.
2. Rings around the irises
Such rings may appear in people over 50 years old, and that’s normal. However, if it appears in a younger person, then it’s a sign of high cholesterol levels. You should consult a doctor about this.
1. Greek foot
A Greek foot or a “Morton’s toe” is a longer second toe on your foot, and that could be a cause of callusing and/or discomfort on the ball of the foot at the base of the second toe. It could also make your footwear really uncomfortable, so you will need to watch out for a certain type and style.