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Is Your Body Telling You Something?

Is Your Body Telling You Something?

How to recognize common nutrient deficiencies

The typical American diet often has big nutrition gaps. The following nutrients are commonly lacking in many adults.  Read on for common signs and symptoms of deficiencies and food sources to fill these needs.


Calcium Fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms, poor appetite Dairy products, calcium-fortified orange juice, dark/leafy greens
Potassium Weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation, abnormal heart rhythm Bananas, milk, vegetables, beans, peas, whole grains
Iron Fatigue, pale skin, dull/thin hair, dizziness, chilly extremities, Meat, poultry, fish, oysters, beans, lentils, spinach, iron-fortified cereals. Eating a vitamin C rich food at the same time increases absorption of iron from plant foods.
Vitamin B12 Numbness in legs, hands, feet, anemia, memory loss, fatigue, weakness Fish, chicken, dairy products, non-dairy milk, meat substitutes, breakfast cereals, clams, oysters, organ meats, eggs
Folate Fatigue, grey hair, mouth ulcers, poor growth, swollen tongue Fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens, oranges
Magnesium Appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness Spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals
Vitamin B6 Rash, skin problems, dandruff, scaly patches, and red skin. At extreme deficiency-depression, confusion, seizures. Fortified cereals, grains, beans, poultry, fish, dark leafy green vegetables, oranges, cantaloupe
Vitamin D Bone pain, muscle weakness, increased infection Cod liver oil, fortified dairy products, fortified orange juice, salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, trout, egg yolks, sunshine
Vitamin C Bleeding gums, easy bruising, wounds that heal slowly Oranges, pineapples, lemons, limes, bell peppers, broccoli, guava, papaya, kiwi, strawberries