In today’s world, people have a very fast life and busy schedule. In such a scenario they often forget to take care of themselves and deprived themselves of a balanced diet by switching on to easy to make or readymade comfort food. This comfort food may provide temporary taste and ease but it doesn’t fulfill the body requirements of minerals causing a mineral deficiency in an individual. In recent time’s cases of mineral deficiency has risen a lot leading to several health issues. So people should now understand the importance of minerals in our body and recognize early symptoms for mineral deficiency for better prognosis.
Symptoms of mineral deficiency
- Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of our mineral requirements. Zinc deficiency symptoms include diarrhea, change in sense of taste and smell, hair loss, speech problem, tremor, poor immunity, decrease in appetite, dermatitis, poor memory and night vision, apathy and many other serious health issues.
- Potassium: Potassium plays a role in maintaining healthy nerve functioning and regulation of muscle contraction. Potassium deficiency in humans causes, cramps and spasms, fatigue and weakness, digestive issue due to poor muscle contraction, palpitation, stiffness in the body, numbness, breathing problems etc.
- Magnesium: Lack of magnesium often goes undiagnosed. Low magnesium causes diarrhea, diabetes, hungry bone syndrome, crams, weakness, nauseated, celiac disease, osteoporosis, apathy, delirium, asthma, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, muscle twitches, poor absorption and a lot other serious conditions.
- Calcium: Calcium is another extremely important mineral for the body. Lack of calcium may cause lethargy, muscle cramp, sluggishness, eczema, insomnia, osteopenia which reduces mineral density of bones, painful PMS, depression, dental issues such as teeth pain or decay, gum irritation, weaken roots etc.
In case you notice the above symptoms, go for a mineral deficiency test and consult a professional for advice. However, to avoid such situations there are food items rich in minerals that may help you with your mineral deficiency by providing you a balanced diet such as; green vegetables, whole grain, beans, mushrooms, dairy products, dry fruits, nuts, tofu, avocados etc. increase these food items in your daily meal to protect your body from undergoing mineral deficiency.