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How the Lack of Minerals Can Affect a Person's Beauty, by Polly Tig.

How the Lack of Minerals Can Affect a Person's Beauty

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A balanced diet has many benefits. And a lack of one, can lead to many downsides. However, how do you know your body isn’t getting the right minerals or vitamins? Your body has ways to communicate to you that your diet isn’t cutting it. In fact, it has many ways to do this. Unfortunately, one of the ways your body tells you this is through premature aging, brittle hair, hair loss, and other unpleasant physical signs.

Don’t fret just yet! There are ways to combat premature aging and maintain your youthful glow. According to several studies, key nutrients consumed through a healthy diet can help fight off premature signs of aging. If you follow these self care tips below, you’ll find yourself feeling more beautiful than ever before.

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Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Necessary For Your Body?

Minerals and vitamins are important because they keep your bones, muscles, skin, heart, and brain working smoothly. Although vitamins are straightforward to understand, minerals can get a bit tricky because there are two kinds: trace minerals and macrominerals. Our bodies need larger amounts of macrominerals than trace minerals. However, both macrominerals and trace minerals are essential.

Macrominerals include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chlorine and sulphur. Trace minerals include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, and selenium.

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6 Signs that Your Body Needs More Vitamins and Minerals

Brittle, Weak Hair

  • Several things can cause you to develop brittle hair. If nutrients are lacking, biotin is usually the culprit. Biotin — also known as vitamin B7 — helps the body maintain energy levels. A biotin deficiency can cause you to feel fatigue, muscle pain, cramps, and tingling in your feet and hands.

Who Suffers From a Biotin Deficiency?

  • Heavy drinkers, smokers, those taking antibiotics, and people with digestive problems tend to suffer from this type of nutrient deficiency.

What Healthy Food Contains Biotin?

  • Eggs, meat, fish, nuts, seeds, spinach, sweet potatoes, and bananas

Skin Disorders

  • Although skin disorders can be caused by a plethora of conditions, a lack of nutrients can be a culprit, too. Specifically, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis can be caused by low levels of zinc, vitamin B3, vitamin B2, and vitamin B6.

What Healthy Foods Contains Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6?

  • Vitamin B3, vitamin B2, and vitamin B6 can be found in legumes, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, and green vegetables. Zinc can be found in seafood, meat, and whole grains.

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