The human body is a complex mechanism with numerous processes that often occur at the same time and still function independently. When something is wrong within the body, we certainly feel it. However, not many people pay attention to the signs the body gives and often act too late. To prevent bigger health complications, we need to recognize the symptoms of a disease or condition on time. Here are the 10 important signs you must not ignore:
- Dry skin
Dry skin is a sign of vitamin E deficiency and needs to be treated on time. Eat more almonds, raw seeds, kale, vegetable oils, spinach, fish and eggs to increase the levels of the vitamin in your system.
- Brittle hair and nails
This problem is usually caused by insufficient vitamin D and calcium levels in the body. To resolve it, consume vegetables such as potatoes and broccoli, drink raw cow milk, kefir and yogurt and eat more sprouted wheat and grains.
- Sugar cravings
Sugar cravings occur when your nervous system is exhausted and needs an energy snack. This doesn’t mean that you should grab a chocolate bar immediately – instead of these harmful snacks, try eating some honey or dark chocolate to reduce the cravings.
- Sour food cravings
If you suddenly have a desire for sour food, you’re probably having some kind of problem with your liver or gallbladder, which are activated by acidic foods. To resolve the problem, consume more lemons and blueberries.
- Sea food cravings
Sea food cravings are a result of iodine deficiency and can be resolved by consuming dry seaweed, navy beans, tuna and cod.
- Bleeding gums
Bleeding gums are often a sign of vitamin C deficiency, so make sure you’re eating enough kale, broccoli, kiwi, berries, tomatoes, peas and papayas every day.
- Salty food cravings
If you’re craving salty food, it is a sign of inflammation or infection in the genital system or urinary tract.
- Irritability, leg cramps, low quality sleep
These problems are caused by potassium and magnesium deficiency in your body. To raise the levels of both minerals, consume more kale, nuts, collard, spinach, flaxseed, sunflower seeds and almonds.
- Dry elbow skin
If you notice that your elbows are too dry, it’s a sign of vitamin A and C deficiency. Consume more pumpkins, oranges and apricots to resolve the problem.
- Raw food cravings
If you’re craving raw food you can soothe your stomach with raw fruit and vegetables.