The deficiency of nutrients and vitamins cause numerous serious health problems and even death. When the body lacks a nutrient, its entire structure is damaged and all functions are somehow unbalanced. Your face can tell you in various ways what nutrients you are lacking. Keep reading to find out what these forms can be that show that you need it in your body for optimal functioning.

The vitamin A deficiency has killed more than 8 million children in the last 12 years, and more than one billion people lack vitamin D, which even considered an epidemic problem.

Signs on the face that indicate nutrient deficiency

The imbalance in the body is often displayed externally, so you can experience numerous skin problems. The face is a way to tell if you are deficient in nutrients.

Bleeding gums

If you always see blood after brushing or flossing, you need to find out the cause. First of all, visit your dentist to rule out gum disease and if you don’t improve after that, it could be a vitamin C deficiency.

The nutrient protects cells, helps maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones, and cartilage, and helps wounds heal. Lack of vitamin C can lead to a condition called scurvy , which can leave a person with muscle pain, joint pain, tiredness, red spots on the skin, and swelling and bleeding of the gums, although this is rare.

The human body cannot produce vitamin C so getting enough of it in your diet is essential. You must consume: Guava, broccoli, red peppers, rose hips, kiwi and strawberries.

Extremely pale skin

It turns out that your pale skin may not be a product of a lack of sunlight, but rather a vitamin B12 deficiency. According to the National Health Service of Great Britain, a vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to lack of energy, feeling faint, shortness of breath, headaches and pale skin. It can also lead to irritability and depression.

If your skin is extremely pale, your body probably lacks vitamin B12. Other symptoms of this deficiency include skin conditions and fatigue. Animal foods are rich in vitamin B12, but you can also take vitamin B12 supplements.

You should consume vitamin B12 supplements, salmon, red meat, free range eggs and / or raw cheeses without rennet, cruelty free goat cheese.

Pale lips

Looking at your lips is a good way to tell if you have enough iron in your system. According to the National Health Service, people with pale lips often have low iron levels. If left untreated, it can lead to anemia, which is when the body doesn’t have enough iron to make adequate levels of red blood cells. This can lead to fatigue, a weakened immune system, a pale complexion, and heart palpitations.

However, if altering your diet does not help, it is important that you visit your GP, who can prescribe iron to increase the levels.

You should consume spirulina, spinach, raisins, lentils, dark chocolate (cocoa), dark green leafy vegetables.

Swollen eyes

Something that most of us are used to in the morning, especially if you’ve woken up with a lot of effort from insufficient sleep. But, if you carry your puffy eyes with you all day, it could be a sign of iodine deficiency .

Iodine is essential for thyroid health because the nutrient plays a key role in the production of hormones secreted by the gland. Thyroid disease that results from low iodine levels, which can lead to hypothyroidism, can cause fatigue, weight gain, and brittle nails, as well as puffy eyes.

You should avoid or limit your intake of table salt, as it is not easy for the body to use. The iodine will help flush out endocrine disruptors, such as bromine, fluorine, and chlorine, and it will increase thyroid function, reducing swelling.

You should consume washed sea vegetables, such as seaweed, dulse and wakame, free range eggs, kefir and beans, strawberries, blueberries, potatoes and strawberries.

Dry hair

Do you condition every day and still don’t have the silky smooth hair you crave? Take a look at your diet. Dry hair is a common sign of low levels of biotin or vitamin B7 that could be the result of using antibiotics. The nutrient helps our body process proteins and sugars. It also plays a role in keeping the nervous system healthy and maintaining a healthy heart.

People with a biotin deficiency often experience hair loss, a scaly red rash around the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as fatigue and numbness or tingling in the arms and legs.

You should consume nuts, especially green peas, walnuts, sunflower seeds, legumes, avocados, and mushrooms.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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