Vitamins are essential to your body and vital in remaining healthy.
That’s why sometimes we need to take vitamin supplements and supply our body with its essential nutrients, so we can ward of common health conditions which are a result of our body lacking in certain vitamins.
Here is a list of common health conditions and which vitamins are needed to effectively treat those conditions.
Cracked lips– this indicates lack of iron, zinc and vitamin B (B3, B2, and B12). This condition commonly occurs in vegetarians since they do not consume the sufficient amounts of these nutrients.
Solution: You should consume more Swiss chard, peanuts, lentils, poultry meat, tuna, eggs, salmon and shellfish. Vitamin C can improve the absorption of iron and it can be found in red peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and kale. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system.
Red rash on the face (sometimes elsewhere) and hair loss– This may be a symptom of vitamin B7 deficiency.
Solution: Eat more cooked eggs, avocado, bananas, raspberries, walnuts, soybeans, cauliflower, mushrooms and salmon.
Red or white skin changes that are similar to acne (usually on face, arms, thighs, and back)– This indicates lack of fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin E.
Solution: Avoid saturated foods and trans-fats (margarine), and consume more healthy fats. Vitamin A is found in green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red peppers. For vitamin D, expose to sun for 10 minutes a day.
Numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, or elsewhere on the body– This is a sign of vitamin B deficiency (vitamin B9, B6, and B 12) which is related to peripheral nerves. Other symptoms include anemia, depression, hormone imbalance and fatigue.
Solution: It is recommended that you eat more chicken, shellfish, eggs, beans, beets, asparagus, and spinach.
Muscle cramps, severe pain in fingers, legs, back and wrists– This indicates lack of magnesium, potassium and calcium. People who rarely exercise are more prone to this condition due to excessive sweating.
Solution: Eat more bananas, apples, cherries, grapefruit, almonds, hazelnuts, zucchini, broccoli, and dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and dandelion.