Listen To Your Body: 5 Things It’s Trying to Tell You

 In Clean Eating, Nutrition, promoting local, Recipe, Self Care, Uncategorized, Wellness

Our body gives us countless subtle signs when it needs some extra attention and you don’t need to be a doctor or nutritionist to decode them. Here are the top 5 common complaints that you body might be trying to tell you and some simple diet adjustments that are known to improved, or even corrected them. Take note, your body just might thank you. 

1. Oral health

Complaints like cracks at the corners of the mouth, thinning enamel or tongue sores: These could be signs or symptoms of Vitamin B, iron or zinc deficiency and/or not enough protein. Foods rich in Iron include poultry, meat, fish, legumes, dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds and whole grains. 

2. Hair Loss

The thyroid is often blamed, but the culprit could also be a deficiency of Vitamin B, which is the cornerstone of cell metabolism. Eggs, whole grains, fruits and vegetables might help.

3. Skin complaints

Symptoms like red or white acne – like bumps on cheeks, arms, thighs or backside could be signs of an essential fatty acid deficiency. We recommend foods rich in Omega 3s, like salmon, chia seeds and walnuts.

4. Tingling, prickling or numbness in hands or feet

This could indicate a deficiency of folate, B6 or B12.  Vegetarians have an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency because this vitamin is usually bound to protein in animal products. The only reliable vegetarian sources of B12 are foods fortified with B12 (including fortified plant milks, some soy products and nutritional yeast).  Good plant sources of Vitamin B would be spinach, asparagus or beets.

5. Muscle cramps

This could indicate a magnesium, calcium or potassium deficiency. Fact almost 80% of North Americans could be magnesium deficient.  Increase the dark green leafy vegetables in your diet, adding pumpkin seeds or Brazil nuts. Leafy greens are easy to get into your diet daily.

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