Hi beauties! A little informative post for you on this beautiful day. I have personally been guilty of and witness others daily think they are maintaining a healthy diet, but they are missing many signs that our bodies give us to tell us we aren’t as healthy as we think. Just because you make a smoothie for breakfast or pass the bread basket at the table doesn’t exactly mean we have a diet that is giving us all the goodness we need! It’s important to be familiar with what signs to watch for to tell us we may need to take our or add different things to our food intake.
Many of us suffer from coughs, colds, and sniffles. These are all quite common and most of us have these symptoms more than once a year. But if you find you are frequently feeling under the weather, it could be a sign that you are suffering more poor health than is “normal.” There are many reasons for this. It could be something serious but more than likely it’s something like allergies, lack of sleep or lack of exercise. However, it could be a sign that your body isn’t receiving all the nutrition it needs from your diet.
Most of us know that we should be eating healthy foods. But not all of us can manage to fit in enough portions of the good stuff each day. That is where I fall guilty, I enjoy healthy foods but I know I do not always get my daily amount of veggies and protein every single day. And there can be times when it’s just too difficult to get enough variety in our diets to cover all the vitamins and minerals we need. Deficiencies in each of the vitamins and minerals can be obvious, or they might not show at all. There will, however, always be some signs that your diet isn’t as healthy as you think.
Pale skin and tiredness are often a sign there isn’t enough iron in your diet. Vegetarians may have incredibly healthy diets, but they can find it tricky to get enough iron. Good sources come from meat, but some veggies can be rich in iron too. Supplements can help here as there are now better ranges of vegetarian-friendly sources.
Frequent colds could be a sign of a vitamin C deficiency. The best sources of this essential vitamin are fruit. Oranges, in particular, are a firm favorite for avoiding those nasty colds. Acne and blemishes can be a sign of a zinc deficiency. And something as simple as thirst and lethargy may be a sign that you’re dehydrated. An extra pint of water a day may be all you need. A good diet for life can even help you avoid illnesses associated with older age which makes it all seem worth it! Bring on the salad 😉
Sometimes we experience mental, emotional and behavioral changes when our diets are not rounded. For example, erratic moods coupled with fatigue are signs that you may be deficient in L-Tyrosine. This can be balanced again with a simple daily supplement. We are all different. Some of us are more prone to problems like this. Hypothyroidism symptoms include fatigue, coldness, and hair loss. In this case, you may want to avoid some foods that can exacerbate the problem. Raw greens, for example, can make hypothyroidism worse. Not to scare anyone at all, I just find that being educated on these things are important to know what to watch for and be aware 🙂
Excess sugar in your diet over the long term can cause diabetes. Symptoms include lethargy, sweats, thirst, and poor focus. But excess sugar can also contribute to cavities in your teeth, blemishes on your skin, and strong smelling urine…Yikes, maybe skip that donut next time 😉 Have a blood sugar test if you are concerned.
Many women notice when their skin is dry or nails are brittle. These can be indicators that your diet is lacking in key vitamins and minerals. Men can struggle to have children if their diet is lacking in essential nutrients. The seriousness of the problems you may experience can differ depending how deficient your diet has been over the last month. Generally speaking, your body can become malnourished if you fail to eat well. Enjoy a healthy meal tonight.
Thanks for stopping by this morning for a little education lesson 🙂 You can never know too much in my opinion, especially regarding your health!