Your body is an amazing machine. We tend to think that someone else has to prescribe medication to make us healthy, but in fact your body does most of the work. And if you listen, your body will tell you when something is wrong. Here are some things to watch out for and what they mean.
- Desire for sour foods.
Cravings for sour foods are very common when your body is going through hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy. But it can also be a sign that your liver and gallbladder are failing to meet your body’s needs for them. It may be a good idea to see your doctor and get checked out if you suddenly crave sour foods.
- Bleeding in the mouth.
Bleeding gums may indicate that you are not taking good care of your oral health. If you floss after not flossing for a year, you may experience some bleeding. But bleeding gums can also be a sign of vitamin C deficiency. Before taking supplements, consider getting them from natural sources like fruits and vegetables.
- Insomnia and convulsions.
Everyone has occasional cramping and insomnia, but if it becomes a persistent problem, you may have a mild magnesium problem. Magnesium is an essential nutrient for the health of your brain, muscles and heart. If you experience this, see your doctor and add foods such as nuts, leafy greens, bananas and fruits to your diet.
- Desire for seafood.
As mentioned earlier, food cravings can be a normal part of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Otherwise, the craving for seafood may indicate that you are deficient in various nutrients and minerals, as well as protein.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan and have a craving for meat, keep a food diary and track your macronutrients. You cannot have a balanced diet.
- Cravings for sweets.
Chances are if you’re craving something sweet, it means you’ve been eating a lot of sugar and junk food lately. Sugar is addictive and junk food has almost no nutritional value; That’s the name. If you’re craving something sweet, fight it by eating a big salad. Give your body what it really needs. It’s hard, but you can re-educate your talent.
- Craving for sodium.
Salt is an essential mineral for a healthy body, so it’s okay to crave salt once in a while. The craving for salty food can also be a reaction to an infection or inflammation somewhere in the body. Try eating healthier salt, like Himalayan pink salt.
- Brittle nails and hair.
Brittle hair and nails are a fairly common symptom of nutrient and vitamin deficiencies. Low levels of B vitamins and calcium can cause your hair and nails to become brittle and dry. Try to eat more whole foods such as whole grain bread, legumes, potatoes, green leafy vegetables and almond milk.
- Constant appearance of dry spots on the skin.
When you have a vitamin E deficiency, it shows on your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and needs good care! Vitamin E keeps it healthy. When you are deficient in vitamin E, it can manifest as cracked, dry, flaky and itchy skin. Try adding some E to your diet through fish oils, nuts, and other healthy oils.