The body is composed of many systems like nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic, immune, circulatory, etc. which perform many different processes at the same time. Even though they look as completely independent, these processes usually interfere with each other. Therefore, if there is only one impeded process, the body shows signs that there is something wrong.
However, these signals are usually ignored and not taken seriously by most people. If we pay a little attention to our body and what it tries to tell us we could prevent and treat many health issues.
Here are the 10 most important signals that you usually ignore:
10 Signals that You Ignore
1. Cravings for Salty Food
Any atypical and increased desire for salty food, usually means that your body suffers from some infection or inflammation, especially in the urogenital (both urinary and genital organs) system.
2. Cravings for Sweet Food
Common instant desires for sweets are usually a sign of nervous exhaustion because in this case, the body requires glucose in order to get energy.
3. Cravings for Sour Food
This type of cravings signals that there is something wrong with the function of the liver and the gallbladder. By consuming sour food an extra stimulation is provided to these organs.
4. Cravings for Raw Food
Liver and gastritis problems are usually signaled by raw food cravings because this type of food has the ability to calm and soothe the upset stomach, and also alleviate and eliminate cramps.
5. Cravings for Seafood
Lack of iodine in the body is usually indicated by cravings for seafood due to the abundance of iodine levels in these foods.
6. Lack of Sleep and Moodiness
These two conditions often indicate low levels of magnesium and potassium in the body which are very important for the body’s proper function. You can increase the levels of magnesium by consuming nuts, sunflower, and linseed, and the levels of potassium by consuming spinach, chard, and apricots.
7. Dry Elbow Skin
If your body lacks vitamin A and vitamin D it usually manifests the deficiency through the dry skin on the elbows. Therefore, eat more vegetables and fruits that abound with these vitamins, such as pumpkin, oranges, and carrots.
8. Dry Skin
When your skin is dry in general, not only certain parts, it means that you lack vitamin E. In order to improve the levels of vitamin E increase the intake of nuts, oily fish, and vegetable oils.
9. Fragile Hair and Nails
Lack of calcium and vitamin D often affect the condition of the hair and nails making them fragile and easily breakable. Thus, eat more potatoes, legumes, whole grains, wheat germ, and milk so that you improve calcium and vitamin D levels.
10. Bleeding Gums
If your gums bleed while brushing your teeth, it means that your body lack vitamin C. Therefore, stop this condition by eating more fruits and vegetables that are packed with vitamin C, especially garlic.