If we pay more attention to our bodies, we would be better at understanding ourselves. Our bodies are our temples in which we live in. That’s why it is important to practice self-love and self-care. Through routines and habits which help you develop a better routine of self-care, you can communicate better with the needs and wants your body has. Therefore, you can intervene earlier and not allow your condition to worsen, whatever it might be. It’s better to prevent than cure, right? In this article, we are going to discuss vitamin deficiency in particular. We will try to give you the needed information to know when dealing with vitamin deficiency and how to handle this issue.
People might neglect the importance of having the right level of vitamins in your system because they don’t know the real significance this can make to your health. Vitamin deficiency impacts directly the quality of life and our well-being. Most of the cases people will tend to look at the outside components when they are facing troubles inside their bodies which vitamin deficiency causes. The symptoms of it are in often cases misleading and can make us suspect in different areas of our lives. A good advice would be to look at the inside components and look for signs which would help us detect the before-mentioned problem.
Such symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, pale or yellowish skin, irregular heartbeats, weight loss, numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, muscle weakness, personality changes, unsteady movements, mental confusion or forgetfulness.
Most of the cases, over several months to years vitamin deficiencies develop slowly. These symptoms may be difficult to analyze or describe, but as the deficiency worsens, they worsen too. Below we are going to discuss more about this topic but before we dive into it, we strongly recommend you consult your doctor if you suspect you have a vitamin deficiency. You can help yourself out before the problems start. Do this with regular health exams and tests. Your doctor can help you find problems early, when your chances for cure and treatment are better.
One of the biggest question to ask yourself if you are dealing with vitamin deficiency is How am I feeding myself? If your diet is missing vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy and other food rich in nutrition, then, of course, you are going to be facing health problems. Yes, fast food will save you time and money, and it will probably keep you full for longer periods of time… But your body won’t be happy when fast food is your source of energy.
Food is important for us because that’s where we get our energy from. The human body needs several nutrients, protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and productive. The quote You are what you eat stands because describes the simplest formula ever: If you eat good, you will feel and be healthy. If not, your beautiful temple called body is at risk folks.
There are several risk factors which threaten our system if we do not intervene when facing vitamin deficiency. Possible health problems include autoimmune disorder, asthma, kidney disease, chronic illnesses, cardiovascular disease, poor immune system, cancer etc. Dealing with physical health necessarily will lead to poor quality of mental and emotional health.
What we recommend you do, and what your doctor probably will too, is to change your diet. It might be difficult in the beginning, especially if you don’t like some of the fruits and leafy green vegetables, but your tongue can be trained. Seriously, it is possible to train your taste buds. Try this by somehow forcing yourself in the beginning to eat foods which contain more vitamins, especially vitamins such as vitamin C, D, K, E, and B.
For example, foods which are rich sources of vitamin B include ham, whole grains, milk, chicken, and meat. Rich in vitamin E are foods such as vegetables, oils, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. Rich in vitamin K are eggs, cabbage, milk, spinach, broccoli, kale. Foods which contain vitamin C are citrus fruit, potatoes, strawberries, broccoli, spinach, and bell peppers.
Foods that provide vitamin A include spinach, mangoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, shrimp, fish, and liver. You can as well balance the needed amount of vitamins in your system by taking supplements. Multiple-vitamin supplements, in most cases, provide all the basic micronutrients which include vitamins and minerals your body needs.
Remember dears, it all goes down to taking care of yourself in a better way than you are doing now. If you decide to start a healthy diet, you will initially notice the improvements in your overall well-being. To regulate your appetite and way of eating, adding exercise to your routine is a big bonus. Not only you will eliminate your vitamin deficiency problem, but you will have a more shaped physique. That will lead to improvements in your self-esteem and self-confidence levels. And who wouldn’t want that, huh? If you change your diet, you’re just a habit away from changing your life. Why not try it?