All your meals should always be balanced. But how many times do we take a plate of fries and soda and that’s it?
If you are not keen on eating a balanced diet for every meal, it’s easy to miss on certain nutrients. And you may not even notice that you are low on certain vitamins until it’s too late. While the best way is to always ensure that your meals are balanced, it’s good to know the deficiency signs of important nutrients.
For instance, if you have the signs listed below, it’s likely that you are not getting enough Vitamin C:
1. Slow healing wounds
Normally, if you have a cut or any other kind of wound, it heals naturally in a matter of days. If your wounds are taking so long to heal or they get worse, you may be having a vitamin C deficiency.
2. Frequent infections
We all know how important vitamin C is in protecting the body against diseases and infections. If you have been getting recurrent infections lately, you need to boost your immunity by eating foods rich in vitamin C.
3. Bleeding gums
Although this may occur due to other reasons, people with a deficiency of vitamin C also experience bleeding gums.
4. Hair breakage
Vitamin C is essential for collagen production. Collagen keeps your strands strong.
5. Skin problems
Vitamin C aids in the production of sebum the protective layer of your skin that keeps it from drying. Your skin thus tends to be dry and could also develop bumps if you do consume enough vitamin C.
Fatigue is a sign of so many health conditions. However, if it’s accompanied by other signs like the ones mentioned above, it could be vitamin C deficiency.
Foods you can eat to prevent vitamin C deficiency include kiwi, oranges, broccoli, peppers, strawberries, and grapes just to mention a few.