Here are five signs of vitamin deficiencies that are written on your face:
1. Puffy Eyes
Do your eyes look extra puffy in the morning? Puffy eyes often indicate that you’re not getting enough sleep, but they can also be sign of low iodine levels in the body.
Eat this: Cranberries, yogurt, kelp, potatoes, strawberries and navy beans.
2. Extremely Pale Skin
You might notice you’re looking a little pale in the dead of winter, but if your skin has become overly pale, it could be a sign that you’re lacking Vitamin B12. If your body isn’t getting enough B12, you’ll start to feel fatigued and your skin can suffer.
Eat this: Salmon, red meat, fortified cereals, yogurt and Swiss cheese.
3. Dry Hair
Has your hair felt extra dry and brittle lately? Have you noticed a large amount of dandruff on your scalp? These could be signs that you’re lacking biotin or Vitamin B7. A biotin deficiency can be the result of using antibiotics.
Eat this: Eggs almonds, nuts, legumes and whole grains.
4. Pale Lips
Pale lips can be a sign that you’re lacking in iron. An iron deficiency can cause your immune system to become weak. If you’re getting sick often, it could be another sign that your body needs more iron.
Eat this: Red meat, seafood, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified cereals and peas.
5. Bleeding Gums
If your gums have been bleeding lately, it could indicate a lack of Vitamin C in your body. Without Vitamin C, your immune system can weaken, causing muscle pain and problems with your teeth.
Eat this: Oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries and grapefruit.