The human body is often termed as the perfect machine, the place where millions of processes happen continuously without interruption. The system regulates all body processes through chemical and electrical signals and whenever a body function is impeded, it sends certain signals to us.
Unfortunately, many people nowadays are living a busy lifestyle and often ignore these signals and fail to address the issue on time. Therefore, it is crucial to learn and recognize these signs your body provides in order to prevent further health complications.
Here are 10 important signals that you can’t ignore:
- Poor sleep, irritability, leg cramps
All these signs indicate magnesium and potassium deficiency. In order to improve your health, boost your magnesium levels by eating Magnesium-rich foods such as almonds, nuts, linseed, and sunflower.
On the other hand, Potassium deficiency can be treated by eating more green leafy vegetables, like kale, spinach, and chard. Also, you can find some trace elements in red beet, plums, and apricots.
- Cravings for salty food
This may be a sign of inflammation or infection in the body, particularly the urogenital system. You should relax, drink electrolyte-rich coconut water, and get plenty of sleep.
- Dry skin
Dry skin indicates that your body lacks vitamin e, therefore you should increase your consumption of vegetable oils, oily fish and nuts.
- Sweet cravings
Some of the most common sugar addiction can make you suffer from nervous exhaustion, so you need glucose in order to supply energy. Accordingly, in order to prevent gastrointestinal issues, you should take a spoonful of honey or enjoy a square of dark chocolate.
- Bleeding gums
Bleeding gums can be quite worrying, but most of the time it only indicates lack of vitamin C, therefore you should drink plenty of tea, and consume fruits, vegetables, and garlic.
- Desire for raw foods
A desire to consume raw rice or other non-nutritive foods can be a sign of liver issues or gastritis.
- Dry skin on the elbows
In most cases, dry elbows is a sign of vitamin A and C deficiency. Eat more fruits and vegetables, especially carrots, apricots, oranges, and pumpkin.
- Increased desire for seafood
Craving seafood like cod, haddock, and tuna means that your body is lacking iodine.
- Desire for sour food
Sour foods stimulate the gallbladder and liver. Therefore, you should consume more cranberries and lemons.
- Brittle hair and nails
The result of drier hair, skin, and nails means calcium and vitamin b deficiency. Increase you intake of potatoes, whole grains, milk, legumes, and wheat germ in your diet.