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Body signals that may be overlooked but are a sign of vitamin deficiencies

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Most of us know that healthy eating and exercise promote longevity.  Sadly, what we can see is that the percent who know, and the percent who choose to live differently, are not equal.

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Clear evidence has shown the damage processed and refined foods have on people’s health.

The dangers of processed foods and refined sugars

A large part of the problem in today’s society is that Americans are going through large addictive behaviors with many processed foods and refined sugar. The more we consume, the more it becomes addictive. Corn syrup, synthetic additives, preservatives, add to more troubles. (1)

While the above can lead to disease and inflammation, there are more subtle symptoms that can point to nutrient deficiency. (2) It doesn’t help that the food quality we obtain today is not as good as many years ago due to a decrease in soil quality; and adding poor nutritional choices certainly compounds the problem.

Five signs that you may be nutrient deficient

  1. Cracks at the corners of your mouth – possible deficiency in iron, zinc, B vitamins, riboflavin, and B12. Consider Swiss chard, tahini, broccoli, red bell peppers, kale, and cauliflower.
  2. Red, scaly rash on your face and hair loss – possible deficiency in biotin and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). Consider avocados, mushrooms, cauliflower, nuts, raspberries, and bananas.
  3. Acne-like red or white bumps on cheeks, arms, thighs, and butt – possible deficiency in essential fatty acids and vitamin A and D. Consider leafy green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red bell peppers.
  4. Tingling, prickling, and numbness in hands, feet, or elsewhere – possible deficiency in B vitamins such as folate, B6, and B12. Consider spinach, asparagus, and beets.
  5. Serious muscle cramps like stabbing pains in toes, calves, arches of feet, and the back of the legs – possible deficiency in magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Consider almonds, hazelnuts, squash, kale, spinach, dandelions, broccoli, Bok choy, and apples. (2,3)

Obtaining good quality supplements can further enhance your body’s natural balance of vitamins and minerals as well!

Sources for this article include:

(1) q.equinox.com
(2) www.yahoo.com
(3) articles.mercola.com

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