It is the nutrition that keeps the body healthy and going. The body needs various kinds of nutrition to maintain a good balance. Nutrition can be divided in to two segments, vital macronutrients and micronutrients. When the body faces a deficiency of macro nutrients, then it does not show any symptoms, but when there is a deficiency of micronutrients, then there are possibilities that the symptoms could be visible. Here is a list of nutrients, the lack of which could end up showing a few signs.
1. Fats – Fats are not good, but are essential for the body. The requirement is minimum but the deficiency of it could lead to conditions like dry hair and skin, non-resistance to cold. Deficiency of fat can affect the absorption of the fat soluble nutrition like the D,E,A and K.
2. Protein – When there is a deficiency of protein, the person tends to become lean and thin and even the skin starts to sag. It also causes hair loss and there is an increased risk of infection as the body is not more able to fight infection. This can also lead to swelling in the legs due to low albumin, wounds will heal very slowly and bones will be prone to fractures.
3. Vitamin B – Vitamin B is vital for production of energy, absorption of iron and proper functioning of the immune system. People who are diabetic are prone to be deficit of Vitamin B. People with high blood sugar levels are prone to have deficiency of Vitamin B 12 which is a usual side effect of metformin.
4. Vitamin C – This vitamin is important for the proper health of bones, teeth and muscle movements. It also helps to improve the eye sight. Deficiency of Vitamin C could lead to conditions like nosebleeds or bleeding gums.
5. Iron – Iron is a very important nutrient as it is needed to carry oxygen to the tissues. Deficiency of iron could lead to conditions like lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, fatigue or paleness of skin.
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