Our body functions in a highly complicated way which we cannot fully understand despite our modern science and medicine. However, it has recently been discovered that when some of its functions are impaired, our body has a way of sending signals to inform our conscious mind that something needs to be done and fixed immediately.
Some of the most common signals that many people tend to miss and rub off until it is too late are:
- Brittle hair and nails
Encountering this problem is a clear indicator that your body is lacking vitamin B and calcium, so aim to consume more potatoes, milk, whole grains and other foods which contain this vitamin and mineral.
- Sugar cravings
If you start experiencing common sugar cravings, chances are your body is lacking glucose, so take some dark chocolate or honey.
- Poor sleep, irritability, leg cramps
These three signals often indicate potassium and magnesium deficiency, so aim on consuming more nuts, linseed, almonds and sunflower, as well as green leafy vegetables for potassium.
- Salty food cravings
Craving salty food is usually a sign that there is an infection or inflammation in the urogenital system.
- Dry skin
When there is a deficit of vitamins, the skin tends to dry up, so if you experience this, consume vegetable oils, oily fish as well as nuts.
- Bleeding gums
If your gums are constantly bleeding, your body is lacking vitamin C.
- Raw food cravings
Craving raw food is another clear indicator of liver issues or gastritis, as raw foods soothe the stomach and reduce cramps.
- Dry skin on the elbows
Dry elbow skin is usually an indicator of vitamin A and C deficiency, so try consuming more oranges, carrots, pumpkin and apricots.
- Sour food cravings
If your liver or gallbladder is having problems with stimulation, you will experience sour food cravings.
- Seafood cravings
Craving seafood has been shown to indicate a deficit of iodine in the body.