Nutrition or nourishment is quintessential for the body to make every cell survive, nurture the growth and play a major role in functioning of vital organs.
Our body needs seven major types of nutrients including water, carbohydrates, protein-amino acids, fat, vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 fatty acids daily for optimum health.
Certain diseases, conditions can be caused due to poor nutrition also known as malnutrition, food allergies and food tolerance.
Right foods in right amounts lead to healthy life and poor nutrition causes several symptoms that can cause major health issues at a later stage in life.
If you are facing following problems, see your doctor for a blood work to assess the levels of vitamins, calcium and iron.
If you are feeling tired all the time, it means you are not getting enough of nutrients especially iron. Lack of iron can lead to anemia, heart disease, thyroid and can also reduce the ability of red cells in pumping oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.
Dry and Dull Hair:
Iron, vitamin C, folate play an important role in hair growth. Lack of these nutrients can cause dry, dull hair and can also make skin look pale. It may also cause issues with the functioning of thyroid gland.
Your nails can tell a lot about your hidden health conditions. Brittle nails, or spooned (curved) nails are a result of low levels of protein, calcium, Vitamin A, B6, C and D. Increase the intake of milk, dairy products, citrus fruits to get back healthy, beautiful nails.
Poor nutrition can also trigger mood swings and an unhealthy diet can lead to depression, anxiety. Lack of nutrients in the body can make you lose interest in regular activities, can make you sleepy and lethargic. If you feel that your mental issues are not hormonal, get checked for vitamin levels in your blood.
Your mouth, tongue, teeth can reveal a lot about your health. Lack of Vitamin C leads to gingivitis, bleeding and can make you lose teeth. Inflammation at the corners of mouth indicates lack of vitamin B2 and iron while swollen tongue is caused due to less iron. If you are low on zinc, iron, vitamin B, it may cause a condition called burning mouth syndrome.