Signs that alert you to a lack of vitamins

it is very common for the majority of the population to be deficient in vitamins and minerals in their diet.

Do you know if you have a vitamin deficiency? It may not seem like something that deserves as much attention, but it can lead to other problems in the long run.
Learn here what are some recurring conditions that occur when you don’t have enough vitamins and minerals.


It may be caused by a deficiency of vitamins A, E, and perhaps B6, B2, or C.
Vitamin A is found in fish, liver, egg yolks, butter, green and yellow vegetables.
Vitamin E is found in wheat germ, liver, olive oil seeds and leafy vegetables such as spinach and cauliflower.

2.-Dry skin

It is due to a deficiency of vitamins A and C.
Vitamin A helps maintain the health of your skin, especially after sun exposure that causes premature aging.
Vitamin C is important for the synthesis of a substance called collagen. The body uses it to make hair, skin, nails and connective tissues and also helps to boost the immune system.
In order to increase them in your diet, it is advisable to consume kale, peppers (particularly red, orange and yellow varieties), cabbage, carrots, romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries, grapefruit, oranges, plums… among other foods.


One of the reasons for its appearance is the lack of vitamins B2 and B6, as well as some essential minerals such as zinc or magnesium, and also due to the lack of biotin.
Dandruff can be produced for many reasons including fungi, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, parasites, stress or nutritional deficiencies.
You can add these vitamins and minerals to your diet from dark chocolate, peanuts, carrots, eggs, bran, nuts, fish and beans.

4.-Bad breath

Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem that affects a large part of the population. Its appearance does not necessarily mean that we have stomach problems, on the contrary, because in most cases this disease has its origin in the bacteria that live in our mouth.
Among other causes for bad breath we have the lack of some nutrients such as vitamin B6, zinc or magnesium. We can increase our daily intake of these nutrients by eating potatoes, fish, bananas, oysters and pumpkin seeds.


They are due to deficiency of proteins, folic acid and also due to lack of vitamin C.
Hangnails are small pieces of skin that are growing up around the nails. Each nail, whether it is a fingernail or a toenail, has a cuticle around it, a layer of thin, hardened skin. The nail is a section of this cuticle that grows, hardens further and separates.
You can increase these nutrients in your diet by consuming citrus fruits, vegetables, red meat, poultry, peanut butter, among others.

6.-cracked lips

Everyone, at some point, gets chapped lips. But they can also indicate underlying diseases or conditions such as dehydration, vitamin deficiency (vitamin B6, B9 or B12) or more serious problems, if they are very persistent and do not respond to home remedies.
We can add these nutrients to our diet by consuming citrus fruits, milk, meat, eggs and green leafy vegetables. In this way, we will help to prevent our lips from chapping frequently.

7.-sensitivity to light

Symptoms and possible eye-related conditions have a long list. If you have any unusual symptoms related to your vision, it is advisable to consult your doctor. But one of the reasons why you can get them is because of a lack of vitamin A and vitamin B2, among other reasons.

8.-athlete’s foot

It is a fungal infection caused by desmatophyte fungi(which feed on keratin) or by yeasts (in very rare cases with alteration of the immune system). It affects the interdigital folds, sole and edges of the foot. One of the reasons for the invasion of these fungi is the lack of vitamin A.
You can add it to your diet thanks to green leafy vegetables, carrots, liver, pumpkin.

9.-Pale skin

Studies have revealed that people with lighter skin have reduced levels of vitamin D, a problem that could be solved with exposure to sunlight, however, in these cases it is not recommended because of the risk of sunburn or skin cancer. In addition it may also be due to a lack of zinc, iron, biotin, or vitamins B6 and folic acid or vitamin B9.


It is the yellowish coloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in bilirubin that accumulates in the tissues, especially those with a greater number of elastic fibers (palate, conjunctiva). One of the many causes that can be due (especially tend to be liver disease), is the lack of nutrients such as lecithin, magnesium or zinc, in addition to the deficit of vitamins C, E, A, B6 and B12.
What we can make clear is that all these deficiencies happen to improve our diet, including much of vegetables. Something of which we are losing both awareness and habit.