tangerine-850432_1920How do you know if you are deficient in vitamin C? This antioxidant that’s found primarily in citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, potatoes and other fruits and veggies. Are you eating enough of these, or getting into too many snack and junk foods? Significant enough vitamin C deficiency can lead to a condition called scurvy.

Here are warning signs that you’re not getting enough vitamin C, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Excessively dry hair with ends that split easily
  • Scaly, rough, dry skin
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Wounds that heal slowly, frequent infections, and bruising easily
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Anemia
  • Weakened tooth enamel

Solve your vitamin C (and overall health problems) by eating the recommended amounts of fresh, nutrient and enzyme rich foods.