Do you want to know what signals your body sends you to indicate the lack of vitamins? There are some very common ones. We tell you what they are and how you can correct them.
The lack of some vitamins can produce certain symptoms that show that we have a low level of these. The symptoms can be much more evident in pregnant women, athletes or people with a very precarious health condition.
For this reason, below we are going to know the main symptoms that can occur when our body is suffering from a lack of certain vitamins that are essential for its proper functioning.
Remember to check with your doctor if these symptoms are persistent. The vitamin deficiencies listed below are related to these symptoms, but they do not have to cause these conditions.
Cracks at the corner of the lips.
When this condition occurs very frequently, it is possible that our body has a deficit of vitamins of group B, A or C, as well as a deficiency of iron and zinc.
It is recommended to increase the consumption and more frequently of meats, fish, eggs, oysters, clams, chard and legumes such as lentils. When, in addition to the symptoms that were mentioned, you feel excessively tired and pale, it is quite possible that the strongest deficiency is iron, for this reason it is very appropriate to also consume large portions of broccoli, red peppers and tomatoes, since these contribute the vitamin C necessary for the correct absorption of iron.
Heavy hair loss and rashes on different parts of the body.
It is very possible that the vitamin that is lacking in the body is B8 or biotin, the body can store some amounts of fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E and K, but water-soluble vitamins, as is the case of biotin, a contribution should be made every day, including foods that contain it in good quantities. These foods can be: salmon, avocado, mushrooms, cauliflower, nuts and bananas among others.
Tingling and numbness in the hands or feet.
It is possible that our body is presenting very low amounts of B complex vitamins, such as B9, B6 and B12. These vitamins can be found in very good quantities in spinach, asparagus, beets, eggs, and liver, among others.
Leg and foot cramps.
These symptoms are very frequent in people who have great calcium and potassium deficiencies, and they are also very recurrent. If cramps occur in people who exercise with some frequency, it may be due to the effects of excessive sweating, which causes an electrolyte imbalance.
The foods that can be ingested to avoid cramps due to lack of calcium or potassium are: bananas, avocado, almonds and all other nuts; also, cherries, apples, and all green leafy vegetables.