Our body is a mechanism with numerous processes that often occur at the same time and still function independently. But when something disrupts the normal functioning, the body is giving us certain signal, asking for help.

However, not many people pay attention to the signs the body gives and often act too late. So, it is an imperative to know how to recognize the signs in order to deal with the issue in time and avoid further complications.

Here are the 10 important signs you must not ignore:

1. Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums are often a sign of vitamin C deficiency, so make sure you’re eating enough kale, broccoli, kiwi, berries, tomatoes, peas and papayas every day.

2. Dry skin

It may mean that the body lacks vitamin E, so just increase intake of food rich in this vitamin like nuts, oily fish or vegetable oils.

3. Brittle hair and nails

This problem is usually caused by insufficient vitamin D and calcium levels in the body. To resolve it, consume vegetables such as potatoes and broccoli, drink raw cow milk, kefir and yogurt and eat more sprouted wheat and grains.

4. Dry elbow skin

Deficiency in vitamins A&C can result in dry skin on your elbows. Eat more fruits and vegetable, especially apricots, pumpkin and carrots.

5. Increased desire for sweets

This is a possible symptom of nervous exhaustion, and the body needs glucose for energy. Consume dark chocolate or honey to prevent gastrointestinal problems.

6. Sour food cravings

If you suddenly have a desire for sour food, you’re probably having some kind of problem with your liver or gallbladder, which are activated by acidic foods. To resolve the problem, consume more lemons and blueberries.

7. Desire for raw food

Symptoms of some liver condition or gastritis. Raw foods reduce cramps and soothe the upset stomach. If you’re craving raw food you can soothe your stomach with raw fruit and vegetables.

8. Salty food cravings

If you’re craving salty food, it is a sign of inflammation or infection in the genital system or urinary tract.

9. Sea food cravings

Sea food cravings are a result of iodine deficiency and can be resolved by consuming dry seaweed, navy beans, tuna and cod.

10. Irritability, leg cramps, low quality sleep

These problems are caused by potassium and magnesium deficiency in your body. To raise the levels of both minerals, consume more kale, nuts, collard, spinach, flaxseed, sunflower seeds and almonds.

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