Our body is a perfect mechanism having many processes functioning simultaneously. Sometimes the body gives us signs that it needs help, which if we ignore can lead to some health problems. Here are a few such signs and what you can do about it.
Insomnia, irritability and leg cramps
If you have these symptoms your body lacks magnesium and potassium. To make up for these vital elements, add tomatoes, oranges, bananas and spinach in your diet.
Dry skin could be a sign of a lack of vitamin E. That is why you should eat more vegetables, oil, nuts and fish.
A desire for sweets
If you suddenly have cravings for something sweet, the reason could be stress, depression or fatigue. Your body needs glucose. To avoid gaining weight, it is best to treat yourself with dark chocolate or honey.
A desire to eat ice
If you have a sudden desire to eat ice, it is possible you have anemia – a lack of iron in the body. Best iron sources are eggs, ostrich and beef. Still, it is best to consult your doctor if you have cravings for ice and you feel tired.
Sudden or consisting gum bleeds while brushing your teeth can be a sign of a lack of vitamin C. Include citrus fruits, spinach, red peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli in your diet.
Cracking nails and hair
This is the body’s way of telling you that it has a lack of vitamin B. Drink more milk and eat more mushrooms.
Circles around the iris
These circles occur to people over 50 years and that is normal. However, if they appear in a younger body this could be a sign of a high cholesterol. That is why it is best to consult your doctor.