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Signs You Might Have a Nutrient Deficiency & What to Do About It

Signs You Might Have a Nutrient Deficiency & What to Do About It

When our body isn’t receiving adequate nutrition, it will tell us in a variety of ways.

💡Here are some of the physical signs of a lack of nutrients.


✳️ 1. Nails and Hair that is Brittle

The most common cause of dry hair and fingernails remains a lack of biotin in the diet.

Biotin, also called vitamin B7, comes from foods like organ meats, nuts, dairy products, avocado, nuts, and cauliflower.

Other signs of a biotin deficiency include chronic fatigue, muscle cramps, and tingling in our extremities.


✳️ 2. Sores in the Corners of Our Mouth

Canker sores, or lesions in the corners of our mouth, can be caused by a deficiency in vitamin B.

One study indicated that people with mouth ulcers were low in iron levels, especially vitamins B1, B2, and B6.

Foods rich in these iron-containing B vitamins include poultry, fish, meat, nuts, whole grains, and dark leafy vegetables.


✳️ 3. Gums that Bleed

In most cases, bleeding gums remains caused by brushing our teeth too hard. But in some cases, we may be lacking in vitamin C in our diet if our gums bleed often.

When we are deficient in this nutrient, we may also have scaly skin and get frequent nosebleeds.

Vitamin C plays a crucial part in building the immune system, healing wounds, and preventing cell damage.

Up to 17 percent of people in the US are deficient in vitamin C. Foods rich in this crucial nutrient include fruit and vegetables, which should be eaten every day.


✳️ 4. White Growths on the Eyes and Night Vision Problems

When we have problems seeing at night, we may be able to correct this problem by eating more foods containing vitamin A.

Plus, a vitamin A deficiency may also cause elevated white bumps on the white part of our eyes.

The only way to eliminate these white spots, called Bitot’s spots, is to increase the amount of this nutrient in our daily diet by eating organ meats, eggs, orange-colored vegetables, and dairy products.


✳️ 5. Dandruff and Scaly Scalp Skin

Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis can also be caused by a lack of nutrients such as zinc, vitamin B3, B2, and B6.

These nutritional elements can be added by eating seafood, legumes, nuts, meat, and whole grains to our grocery shopping list.


✳️ 6. Improve Hair Loss by Improving the Diet

About half of men and women tend to start to lose their hair once they hit the age of 50.

Adding some specific elements to our diet may decrease the amount of hair loss we experience.


A few nutrients we should add to our diet include:

  •  Iron.
  •  Zinc.
  •  Linoleic Acid.
  •  Niacin(B3).
  •  Biotin.

These nutrients for a beautiful scalp can be found in such foods as:

  • Meat.
  • Dark leafy greens.
  • Dairy.
  • Whole grains.
  • Nuts and seeds.


If we want to increase our levels of these nutrients, we need to change the way we eat rather than taking supplements to avoid overdosing on the supplements.

About Nicole

Thanks for coming to our blog. I'm Nicole, Chief Editor and co-Founder of "Wellness Daily Digest". I'm a writer, nutritionist, and personal coach. I've been writing and publishing Health & Wellness related books and articles for over 10 years. My mission is to offer you the information you need to get and stay healthy.

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