The human body can be likened to a perfect mechanism where millions of processes occur simultaneously. And whenever something’s wrong, our body starts sending us certain signals – that we often ignore or fail to notice. In order to prevent complications, it is important to learn to recognize these signs.
Here are some of the most important signs that you should not ignore.
#1. Poor sleep quality, irritability, leg cramps. These signs indicate a deficiency of magnesium and potassium. Start consuming more products rich in magnesium, such as nuts, flaxseed, sunflower and almonds. To increase potassium consumption, regularly eat green leafy vegetables, such as cabbage, spinach, and chard. In addition, you can also find these trace minerals in plums, red beets and apricots.
#2. You’re craving salty foods. This is a sign of inflammation or infection in the body, in particular, in the genitourinary system.
#3. Dry skin. This indicates that your body lacks vitamin E, so you should increase the consumption of vegetable oils, oily fish and nuts.
#4. Craving for sweet-tasting foods. If you constantly crave something sweet, you may be suffering from nervous exhaustion, which is why the body needs glucose to get the missing energy from. Therefore, in order to prevent gastrointestinal problems, you should consume honey or dark chocolate.
#5. Bleeding gums. This indicates that there’s not enough of vitamin C in your diet, that’s why you should drink plenty of tea, and eat more fruits, vegetables, and garlic.
#6. Craving for raw foods. This is a sign of problems with the liver, or gastritis. Raw foods soothe the stomach and reduce stomach cramps.
#7. Dry skin on your elbows. This is a clear sign of a lack of vitamin A and C. You should eat more fruits and vegetables, especially oranges, carrots, apricots, and pumpkins.
#8. Craving for seafood. In this case, your body probably lacks iodine.
#9. Craving for sour food. This is a sign that your body needs acidic food in order to stimulate the gallbladder and liver. Thus, you should eat more cranberries and lemons.
#10. Frail hair and nails. In this case, your body lacks calcium and vitamin B, so you must include milk, legumes, potatoes, whole grains and wheat germ (bread from sprouted grains) in your diet.