Vitamin deficiencies are more common than you might think. They can cause serious health problems and they can even lead to death. Over 1 billion people across the world are deficient in Vitamin D. The problem is so widespread that its been called an epidemic. Vitamin A deficiency has killed more than 8 million children over the past 12 years. When your body lacks the vitamins and and other nutrients it needs, every part of your body can suffer.
Your immune system can become weak which can lead to many health issues. Besides tracking your nutrient levels or taking a multivitamin, there’s another way you can determine whether or not your body is getting enough vitamins. All you have to do is look in the mirror. Here are five signs of vitamin deficiencies that are written on your face. 5 Signs Of Vitamin Deficiency You Can See On Your Face Puffy Eyes Do your eyes look extra puffy in the morning? Puffy eyes often indicate that you’re not getting enough sleep, but they can also be sign of low iodine levels in the body.
Eat this: Cranberries, yogurt, kelp, potatoes, strawberries and navy beans. Extremely Pale Skin You might notice you’re looking a little pale in the dead of winter, but if your skin has become overly pale, it could be a sign that you’re lacking Vitamin B12. If your body isn’t getting enough B12, you’ll start to feel fatigued and your skin can suffer. Eat this: Salmon, red meat, fortified cereals, yogurt and Swiss cheese. Dry Hair Has your hair felt extra dry and brittle lately? Have you noticed a large amount of dandruff on your scalp? These could be signs that you’re lacking biotin or Vitamin B7. A biotin deficiency can be the result of using antibiotics.
Eat this: Eggs almonds, nuts, legumes and whole grains. Pale Lips Pale lips can be a sign that you’re lacking in iron. An iron deficiency can cause your immune system to become weak. If you’re getting sick often, it could be another sign that your body needs more iron. Eat this: Red meat, seafood, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified cereals and peas. Bleeding Gums If your gums have been bleeding lately, it could indicate a lack of Vitamin C in your body. Without Vitamin C, your immune system can weaken, causing muscle pain and problems with your teeth. Eat this: Oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries and grapefruit.
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