4. Pale Lips
Pale lips and gums can mean you have a lack of iron. These symptoms of iron deficiency are more visible in women than men. You will notice your body tries to get the necessary iron by feeling like eating ice, clay, or dirt.
The fix? Consume more spinach, dried beans, red meat, as well as fish.
5. Tender or Bleeding Gum
Bleeding and aching gums accompanied by teeth which are not in good shape are signs of vitamin C deficiency. This vitamin is one our most essential nutrients, so insufficient amounts of it can cause serious health problems, including muscle ache and even scurvy – a disease which if not treated on time can make all of your teeth fall out.
The fix? Eat plenty of vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits, berries, cantaloupe, mango, kiwi, papaya, red peppers, and watermelon.