Do you know if you are lack of nutrition? This could be the question that most people are concerned about but cannot answer. In fact, our body will send out signals when we do not have enough nutrition; thus, it is good we know what these signals are and what they mean.
Bleeding gum and skin ecchymosis
Most likely is due to lack of vitamin C. Should take in more fresh fruits and vegetables daily; best to take in about 500 gram of vegetables and 2 to 3 fruits everyday. As cooking can damage nutrition and enzyme, ideally, take in these vegetables as salad. Some vitamin C rich vegetables are pea sprouts, cabbages, and green peppers. Fruits with high vitamin C contents are oranges, lemons, strawberries, and persimmons.
Chapped mouth and lips
Most likely is due to lack of vitamin B2 and B3. Chicken egg yolk and milk are rich in B2. It is ideal to drink 250 ml of milk and take 1 chicken egg daily. Mushrooms and nuts are rich in B3.
Deteriorating taste buds
Lack of zinc can be the main reason. Take more apple, egg, tofu, soybean, cabbage, peanut, and walnut.
Dried hair, hair loss, hair breakage, muscle atrophy
If it is muscle atrophy concern, most likely is caused by lack of protein and calorie. If it is related to hair problems mentioned above, it can mean the body is lack of protein, calorie, fatty acid, and zinc. Take more sea water fish, eggs, and milk.
Glossitis – tongue diseases
Insufficient vitamin B complex can be the root cause. There are various kind of vitamins under Vitamin B complex: vitamin B 15, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B10, B11, B12, B13, B15, B17, Bc, Bt, and Bx. Some examples of vitamin B complex food source are whole-grain cereals, brown rice, green leafy vegetables, potatoes, and peanuts.
Dried skin and poor night vision
Main reason can be due to insufficient vitamin A. Take more carrots. As vitamin A is soluble in oil but not water, it is an amazing fact that stir frying carrot with tinge of vegetable oil allows vitamin A to be absorbed into body more easily than eating carrot as raw.