8 Silent Signs You Are Not Getting Enough Vitamins That You Need

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Your daily dose of vitamins and minerals are best sourced from a healthy diet. The problem is that many is us do not eat the things we should be eating to ensure the required daily dose of vitamins and minerals necessary for the body. Those who do not eat a healthy diet miss out certain mineral and vitamins and the effects are experienced by various messages and symptoms of the body which we may even end up dismissing as minor issues. This article will provide you a list of symptoms which would appear when you are deficit of these nutrients and how you can take care of it.

1Your nails are brittle

If your body is deficit of the mineral iron, you may appear pale and some parts of your body may become weak. There may also be brittle toenails, fingernails as well as pale inner eyelids. The U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Men have an excess intake of iron whereas women who are maybe vegetarian or have heavy menstrual bleeding are more prone to be iron deficit.

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What to do

Men and postmenopausal women need 8mg of iron per day while women undergoing menopause should have an 18 mg intake a day. Iron which is found mostly in meat, seafood and poultry is absorbed easily by the body. Citrus, chickpeas, spinach, etc are pair vegetarian sources of iron as they increase the rate of absorption.

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2Your blood pressure is too high

You may be a deficit of vitamin D if you have high blood pressure. According to a study conducted by CDC, the percentage of people who are deficit of iron are 31% non-Hispanic blacks, 12% Mexican -American and 3% non-Hispanic whites.

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What to do

On a daily basis, 600 international units of Vitamin D has to be consumed by an adult.  Very few foods can provide a small amount of vitamin D. Salmon, orange juice, mushrooms are grown in UV light or sunlight, swordfish, etc can provide Vitamin D. It can be beneficial for older men and postmenopausal women to take supplements which contain the active form also known as D3 version. You can also derive a daily dose of vitamin D by spending some time in the sun for 15-30 minutes daily between 11 am to 1 pm.

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