Signs You are Missing Vitamins and Minerals

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Not quite feeling like your normal self? You could be in need of certain vitamins and minerals. Their low doses could be taking a toll on your weight, mood, and appearance. However, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to minerals. That’s why it’s best to check with your doctor. Here are a few signs to look for and tell your doctor about:

Zinc and Vitamin E

Brittle nails with possible white specks, slow wound healing, dry or eczema-prone skin could be a sign you don’t have enough zinc. Meanwhile if you have plenty of age spots or sunburn easily you could need some vitamin E. Zinc sources: Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, but red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the American diet. Other sources include beans, nuts, certain types whole grains, and dairy products. Vitamin E sources: see Magnesium

Magnesium

Needed bigtime for women as, magnesium, helps balance hormones. It does more for both female and male bodies too. Signs you may be low: frequent muscle cramps, fatigue, eye twitching or headaches. Natural food sources: nuts, flax, seeds, spinach, bananas, peas, chard, avocados, broccoli, and dark chocolate!  

Vitamin C

The usefulness of this one is huge so likewise when you don’t have enough the systems can be pretty severe. How do you know if you aren’t getting enough? Have you got bleeding gums, low immunity, dry and splitting hair, rough and dry skin with poor elasticity, then you may need more vitamin C. Food sources: Fruit

Chromium

 Well-regulated blood seems to be a no brainer for importance. Chromium helps with that, but how do you know if it’s low? If you fluctuations in blood sugar (shaky hunger crashes), low energy levels, sugar cravings that in the long run may cause weight gain. Natural sources of chromium: whole grains, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, bran cereal, orange juice, romaine lettuce, raw onions, broccoli, potatoes, green beans, raw tomatoes, black pepper, grape juice, and ham.

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