A nutrient deficiency can lead to many serious health problems and even death. When the body lacks a nutrient, its entire structure can be damaged, and all functions can be unbalanced.
Vitamin A deficiency has killed more than 8 million children in the past 12 years, and over a billion people lack vitamin D, which is even considered an epidemic problem.
The imbalance in the body often shown outside a person’s appearance, so you might experience many skin problems.
Here are the 5 most common signs you can see on your face indicating vitamin and mineral deficiencies:
1. Extremely Pale Skin
If your having an extremely pale skin, your body probably lacking of vitamin B12. Other symptoms of this deficiency are fatigue and skin conditions. Animal foods are rich in Vitamin B12, but you can also take vitamin B12 supplements.
You should consume: Vitamin B12 supplements, cruelty-free goat’s cheese, pastured eggs and/or raw rennet-free cheeses.
2. Pale Lips
Pale lips are a common symptom of iron deficiency which is very common in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many people suffer from fatigue and anemia due to a lack of iron in the body.
You should consume: Vegetables with dark green leaves, spinach, spirulina, lentils, raisins, dark chocolate (Cacao).
3. Puffy Eyes
Puffy eyes sometimes indicate lack of sleep but also reduced the iodine levels as well. You should stop or limit the intake of table salt, as it is not much of a used in the body. Iodine will help push out endocrine disruptors, such as bromine, chlorine, fluorine, and will increase the function of the thyroid, decreasing the puffiness.
You should consume: Washed sea vegetables, such as dulse, kelp, and wakame, kefir, pastured eggs, and beans, such as lima and navy.
4. Bleeding of Gums
Vitamin C deficiency often leads to bleeding from the gums, nosebleeds and swelling of the joints. Our body doesn’t store or produce this vitamin, so consuming it through your diet is a must.
You should consume: Broccoli, kiwi fruit, red peppers, guava, rose hips, and strawberries.
5. Dry Hair
If your having a brittle and dry hair, and having too much dandruff on your scalp, you might be lacking of Biotin or Vitamin B7, which may lead of the use of antibiotics.
You should consume: Nuts, especially walnuts, green peas, sunflower seeds, avocados, legumes, and mushrooms.