Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Are You Deficient in Nutrients?

How do you know if you’re deficient in nutrients? For example are your lips cracked? You may be deficient in riboflavin, niacin or pyridoxine.
Nutrient deficiencies can have a variety of effects throughout the body. Often the signs are subtle or you feel a bit “off” maybe your skin doesn’t look quite as bright as it could.
Occasionally the signs are more obvious for instance, it’s kind of hard to ignore your feet tingling, or uncontrolled muscle spasms in your legs and calves. Instead of self-diagnosing and slamming a bottle of “vitamin” your concern should simply warrant further investigation into eating patterns and habits.
If you notice any of the symptoms/signs fit you, then write down some notes and your observations. Here are some common examples:
IF you have: You may be or Have
Swollen ankles: Over-hydrated
Memory problems, disorientation or dementia :Niacin (B3), vitamin B12, or thiamine (B1) deficiency
Swollen eyes:Over-hydrated
Sunken, dull or dry eyes:Vitamin A or zinc deficiency; under-hydration
Dry eyes with gray spots:Vitamin A deficiency
Red or difficult-to-control eyes :Riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), thiamine (B1) or phosphorus deficiency
Acne: Vitamin C deficiency
Tingling Feet: Pyridoxine (B6) or vitamin B12 deficiency
Muscle spasms:Calcium, magnesium or vitamin D deficiency
light-colored urine: Over-hydrated
Dark colored urine:Under-hydrated
Looking as some of these you might be able to add in a few things to your diet to help improve these symptoms and create more nutritional balance in your diet. Having a balance with your food intake for what your body NEEDS is very important!

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