Nutriflash.com has an interesting article that caught the attention of the Food Facts.com Blog staff. They emphasize that you should listen to your body because it will send signals to you when it needs something – you just need to pay attention and supply what it’s asking for.
Do your gums ache? If you continually have canker sores your mouth is signaling to you that it needs more acidophilus. The best solution for this is adding a daily cup of yogurt that contains “live active cultures ” to your diet.
Is your skin dry and itchy year round? If you answered yes than you may have a vitamin A deficiency. Add fruits and vegetables like apricots, cantaloupes, broccoli, carrots and spinach to your diet. If you choose to get your vitamin A via a supplement be sure not to have too much as this can be harmful.
Have you broken more than your fair share of bones (your own)? This could be caused by a lack of vitamin D and calcium in your diet. If this is the case you can begin drinking calcium-fortified orange juice, adding some low-fat cheese to your sandwiches, eating yogurt and drinking low-fat or non-fat milk.
Of course, you can also take vitamin supplements.
Are you not feeling quite as sharp as you used to or have you become forgetful or maybe you don’t remember? Vitamin B, specifically vitamin B6 , B12 and folate, have been proven to help people function at their highest mental abilities by allowing proper blood flow to the brain.
In many cases supplements can be taken to gain the proper nutrients your body needs.