Could you be mineral deficient?

Mineral and vitamin deficiency symptoms and their dietary saviors

Our experts have revealed seven of the most common symptoms that could point towards a vitamin or mineral deficiency and how you could utilise your diet to help prevent them.

1. You’re lips are cracked: This could be a sign of iron and or vitamin C deficiency and foods that could help are:

  • Red meat;
  • Red peppers;
  • Kale;
  • Tofu.

2. You’ve got a persistent case of dandruff: You may be lacking in biotin or vitamin B7 and or deficient in essential fatty acids. Try the following:

  • Fresh salmon;
  • Almonds;
  • Peanut butter;
  • Sunflower seeds.

3. Acne has been troubling you: Acne has been linked to those with a possible zinc deficiency so if you’re struggling to get rid, incorporate these foods into your diet:

  • Crab;
  • Spinach;
  • Cashew nuts;
  • Cocoa powder.

4. Your hair is thinning: Similarly to cracking lips this could be a mild form of iron and vitamin C deficiency. Give the following foods a go:

  • Lemons;
  • Kiwi fruit;
  • Strawberries;
  • Red kidney beans.

5. You’ve got increasingly bad breath: Poor oral health can actually be linked gut health as well as a possible iron deficiency. For this try:

  • Raisins;
  • Peas;
  • Fortified breakfast cereals;
  • Adzuki beans.

6. You’re experiencing low mood: There could be a link between a deficiency in vitamin D as well as in the B vitamins and magnesium with low mood. Try:

  • Quinoa;
  • Salmon;
  • Avocado;
  • French beans.

7. You suffer from regular headaches: Dietary factors could play a role in regular headaches along with a lack of magnesium as well as vitamin B12 and vitamin B6. The following foods may help:

  • Pumpkin seeds;
  • Prunes;
  • Banana;
  • Fortified soy milk.
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