The human body is a perfect mechanism with millions of processes that occur simultaneously. When one of these processes is somehow interrupted, the body sends signals which we often miss. However, recognizing the signs on time and treating the problem as early as possible is of vital importance for our health.

Here are the body signals you can’t ignore:

Sleep deprivation, irritability, leg cramps

These symptoms indicate magnesium or potassium deficiency. In order to resolve the problem, you should eat more nuts, linseed and sunflower oil, almonds, green leafy vegetables, plums, beets and apricots.

Salty food cravings

This indicates inflammation or infection in your body, especially in the urogenital system.

Dry skin

Dry skin can be caused by some external factors, but can also be an indication of vitamin E deficiency. In order to replenish the levels of this vitamin, you should consume vegetable oils, oily fish and nuts.

Sweet cravings

When you’re frequently craving for sweets, you need glucose to supply your cells with energy. This is a sign of nerve exhaustion, and can be resolved by consuming honey or dark chocolate which will prevent gastrointestinal problems.

Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums show lack of vitamin C in the body, which can be treated with eating raw fruit, vegetables and garlic.

Desire for raw foods

This kind of craving shows a problem with your liver or gastritis – eating raw food soothes the stomach and reduces cramps.

Dry skin on the elbows

Dry skin on the elbows is a sign of vitamin A and C deficiency – in order to replenish the levels of these vitamins in your body, eat more oranges, lemons, carrots, apricots and pumpkins.

Desire for seafood

Seafood cravings are most often an indication of iodine deficiency.

Sour food cravings

If you’re craving sour food, you need to stimulate the gallbladder and liver to produce more bile. Eat cranberries and lemons to resolve the problem.

Brittle hair and nails

This is a clear sign of calcium and vitamin B deficiency – in order to resolve it, consume more milk, legumes, potatoes, whole grains and wheat germ.