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;
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;
- 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:
- 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:
- Kiwi fruit;
- 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:
- 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:
- 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;
- Fortified soy milk.