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How to know what the body lacks

VitaminsOur organism is a self-adjusting system. It can get accustomed to any conditions, however, in order to avoid health problems we should listen to it.

Don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel the urge to eat something that you couldn’t stand some time before! It is not by accident. In this way the body reports the owner about the lack of certain trace elements.

If you suddenly started to feel a craving for chocolate, while earlier you were not sweet tooth, then the body needs magnesium. The same thing happens if you want something sour. If you are attracted to fatty foods and you constantly drink sodas – calcium deficiency. If you strongly want bread, it is nitrogen shortage. Once you achieve balance, everything will change. Complete indifference to food says about the lack of manganese, and vitamins B1, B3. If you want to eat everything you see, you have problems with silicon and tyrosine.

How can we help ourselves in this case? We can start with something simple, and try to find the needed vitamins in the products.


Magnesium – chocolate, nuts and fruit.

Phosphorus – fish, beef, liver and nuts.

Calcium – cheese, cabbage and mustard.

Sulfur – egg yolks, cranberries, garlic, horseradish.

Iron – meat, fish, cherries, greens, seaweed, cocoa cup per day.

Zinc – meat and seafood.

Vitamin B1 – nuts, beans and liver.

Vitamin B3 – beans, meat and fish “halibut”.


The next way to understand what our body wants is to listen to the symptoms that worry us. So, if you constantly feel:

fatigue – lack of vitamins A, B, C, D, zinc, iron and iodine.

tinnitus – deficiency of potassium and manganese.

sore or watery eyes – lack of vitamins A and B2.

bruises from any nonsense – a deficiency of vitamin C and bioflavonoids.

edema – a deficiency of vitamin B6.

bad breath (having healthy teeth and gastrointestinal tract) – deficiency of niacin.

frequent dizziness – manganese deficiency.

craving for sour – a lack of vitamin C (found in a dogrose, lemon, kiwi, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, currants and strawberries).

disturbing the heart – a lack of potassium – eat fruits and vegetables.

peeling of skin – iodine problem – eat seafood, onions and carrots.

yellow teeth – not only addiction to smoking may be guilty, but the shortage of some trace elements – eat beans, fish and bananas.

convulsions – magnesium deficiency.

craving for bananas – potassium deficiency.

craving for cheese – deficiency of calcium, phosphorus and aluminum.

craving for nuts – deficiency of proteins, B vitamins, and fats.

craving for ice cream and milk – calcium deficiency.

craving for melon – a deficiency of vitamin A and potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

craving for sunflower seeds – a shortage in antioxidant vitamins (especially often in smokers).

craving for smoked meats – a lack of cholesterol (found in red fish, olives, avocados, nuts).

craving for fatty foods – a lack of calcium (found in broccoli, legumes and beans, cheese, sesame).

craving for slightly burnt food – shortage of hydrocarbons (found in fresh fruits).

craving for cold drinks – a lack of manganese (found in walnuts, almonds, pecans, blueberries).

craving for sweet – a lack of glucose (found in fruits, berries, honey and sweet vegetables).

craving for salty – the lack of chlorides (contained in unboiled goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt).

Such strange desires as:

to gnaw ice – a lack of iron (found in meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens, cherries).

to eat plaster, ground, chalk or to smell paint – a lack of calcium and vitamin D (found in eggs, butter and fish).


However, do not rely solely on products, because modern fruits and vegetables can hardly be called a storehouse of vitamins. Therefore it is recommended to take vitamin and mineral complex every day, all year round.

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