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Your Face Tells Which Nutrients You’re Lacking, Read And Check!

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Your Face Tells Which Nutrients You’re Lacking, Read And Check!

If you are eating a balanced, whole-food diet, chances are you are giving your body all the nutrients and vitamins it requires to function properly.If not, your body could be missing essential nutrients and energy it needs to take you through everyday chores.

Such issue can manifest itself in many different ways in and on your body, which can be shown on your face.

Below are some symptoms that can help you read your face and check which nutrients you’re lacking.

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1. Pale lips

Deficiency: Iron

The best dietary sources of iron include red meat, spinach, dried beans and fish. There are some iron supplements in the market too, but first; prioritize the natural dietary sources, and then reserve supplements for severe cases or doctor’s recommendation.

2. Cracks at the corners of your mouth

Deficiency: zinc, iron and Vitamin B

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There are also chances that you are not getting sufficient protein. The best dietary sources of these nutrients include oysters, organic poultry, and eggs, salmon, swiss chard, and clams. Vitamin C can come in handy since it enhances absorption of iron and zinc. So don’t forget to include vitamin C-rich vegetables such as red bell peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower, as well as fruits such as oranges and plums.

3. Red scaly rash

Deficiency: vitamin B7 (biotin)

Your body requires vitamin B7 to metabolize carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats, as well as to strengthen your hair and nails. The best sources of biotin are egg yolks from free-range, organic eggs.

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4. White and red acne-like bumps on the cheeks

Deficiency: fatty acids such as omega-3, vitamin A and D

You can increase your omega-3 intake by eating more sardines, anchovies, and salmon.

To replenish your vitamin A, consume plenty of leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, carrots and red bell peppers. You can get vitamin D through safe sun exposure and from foods like milk, yogurt, beef liver, margarine, and deli meat.

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5. Puffy eyes

Deficiency: iodine

Other signs may include dry skin and weight gain. Our bodies use iodine to produce thyroid hormones

The most common and direct source of iodine in our diets is the iodized table salt. Other natural sources include sea vegetables such as dulse, kelp, and nori, as well as saltwater fish.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2021

The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

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The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

Camping can be hard work, but it’s the preparation that’s even harder. There are usually a lot of things to do in order to make sure that you and your family or friends have the perfect camping experience. But sometimes you might get to your destination and discover that you have left out one or more crucial things.

There is no dispute that preparation and organization for a camping trip can be quite overwhelming, but if it is done right, you would see at the end of the day, that it was worth the stress. This is why it is important to ensure optimum planning and execution. For this to be possible, it is advised that in addition to a to-do-list, you should have a camping checklist to remind you of every important detail.

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Why You Should Have a Camping Checklist

Creating a camping checklist makes for a happy and always ready camper. It also prevents mishaps.  A proper camping checklist should include every essential thing you would need for your camping activities, organized into various categories such as shelter, clothing, kitchen, food, personal items, first aid kit, informational items, etc. These categories should be organized by importance. However, it is important that you should not list more than you can handle or more than is necessary for your outdoor adventure.

Camping checklists vary depending on the kind of camping and outdoor activities involved. You should not go on the internet and compile a list of just any camping checklist. Of course, you can research camping checklists, but you have to put into consideration the kind of camping you are doing. It could be backpacking, camping with kids, canoe camping, social camping, etc. You have to be specific and take note of those things that are specifically important to your trip, and those things which are generally needed in all camping trips no matter the kind of camping being embarked on.

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Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next camping trip.

  1. First off, you must have found the perfect campground that best suits your outdoor adventure. If you haven’t, then you should. Sites like Reserve America can help you find and reserve a campsite.
  2. Find or create a good camping checklist that would best suit your kind of camping adventure.
  3. Make sure the whole family is involved in making out the camping check list or downloading a proper checklist that reflects the families need and ticking off the boxes of already accomplished tasks.
  4. You should make out or download a proper checklist months ahead of your trip to make room for adjustments and to avoid too much excitement and the addition of unnecessary things.
  5. Checkout Camping Hacks that would make for a more fun camping experience and prepare you for different situations.

Now on to the checklist!

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Here is how your checklist should look

1. CAMPSITE GEAR

  • Tent, poles, stakes
  • Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
  • Extra tarp or canopy
  • Sleeping bag for each camper
  • Sleeping pad for each camper
  • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
  • Pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Chairs
  • Headlamps or flashlights ( with extra batteries)
  • Lantern
  • Lantern fuel or batteries

2.  KITCHEN

  • Stove
  • Fuel for stove
  • Matches or lighter
  • Pot
  • French press or portable coffee maker
  • Corkscrew
  • Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
  • Food-storage containers
  • Trash bags
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Water bottles
  • Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
  • Cups, mugs
  • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • soap
  • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
  • Paper towels
  • Extra bin for washing dishes

3. CLOTHES

  • Clothes for daytime
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimsuits
  • Rainwear
  • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
  • Extra layers for warmth
  • Gloves
  • Hats

4. PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Toothbrush, toiletries
  • Soap

5. OTHER ITEMS

  • Camera
  • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
  • Maps, area information

This list is not completely exhaustive. To make things easier, you can check specialized camping sites like RealSimpleRainyAdventures, and LoveTheOutdoors that have downloadable camping checklists that you can download on your phone or gadget and check as you go.

Featured photo credit: Scott Goodwill via unsplash.com

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