Tension or stress is in fact the psychological or physiological response to the specific requirements in order to withstand the specific physical and mental burdens.
Nutritionist Charlotte Watts argues that stress ejects nutrients from our body. Stressful periods consume nutrients much faster, because the whole body, from the brain, hormones and the immune system, is working on a higher and faster level, explains Watts, reports the Daily Mail.
Watts in his book talks about stress and health. She points out 7 surprising signs of stress as well as foods which can compensate for the lost nutrients.
1. Cracked corners of lips
Cracked corners of the lips are due to the lack of B vitamins and especially B6. It can be compensated by eating carrots, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, peas, spinach, sunflower seeds, bananas, beans, broccoli, potatoes…
2. Clicking jaw
The cause of this is lack of vitamin B5. To compensate for this vitamin loss it is recommended to eat beef, eggs, fresh vegetables, liver, mushrooms, sea fish…
3. White spots on your nails
The white spots on your fingernails are due to lack of zinc. Zinc is very important for the immunity and the production of hormones, including insulin and sex hormones. Zinc in the body can be compensated with fish, meat, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
4. Alterations in constipation and diarrhea
This occurs because of a lack of magnesium, which is an essential mineral, contained 70 percent in the bones. Magnesium is most consumed when we eat sugar and when we are stressed, so the best way to compensate the loss is by consuming buckwheat nuts, soy, dark green vegetables, carrots, peas, sweet potato…
5. Bleeding gums
Sensitivity of the gums happens due to the lack of vitamin C. For the consumption of vitamin C you need to eat berries, citrus fruits, green vegetables, asparagus…
6. Hard pimples on the hands and feet
Pimples are caused by the lack of vitamin E. Vitamin E protects the body surface area, and is required in fertility, while low levels of vitamin E in the body are manifested through pimples on the hands and feet. This vitamin is good for circulation. It can be compensated with fish oil, green, red, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables – apricots, asparagus, broccoli, cantaloupe…
7. Frequent sore throats and lungs
The most common cause of inflammation is a lack of vitamin A. Nutritionists usually recommend animal liver, fish oil, green, red, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables – apricots, asparagus and broccoli as a compensation.