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We can feel disorders if there is a lack in a certain type of vitamin. This lack /shortage of vitamins can lead to bad effects on our energy levels, mood, immunity system, physical activity and also our appearance.

In addition, it has been disclosed to FEMAIL, by one expert, how to know if your body is in need and deprived of any type of vitamins. Nutrition expert “Jenny Tschiesche”, who is in partnership with new “gummy vitamins brand nutriburst”, has also revealed that “there are six warning signs which refer to the lack of vitamins and minerals in your body”

First: “spooned nails” this is a sign of decreasing in iron level.

What are “spooned nails”?

According to “Jenny”: “the spooned nails are soft and thin in addition to its shape which looks like a spoon that is curved and upwards at the sides. This is clear and can be observed in one or two nails or sometimes in all of them.”

She said “there are many causes for “spooned nails” but the most common is iron deficiency (anemia), which happens when the level of red blood cells is lower than the normal.” She added that “if there is anemia, deficiency in blood iron, there are also other symptoms such as fatigue, pale skin, difficulties in breath, in addition to a general feeling of weakness.”

She also advised: “if you feel anyone of the previous symptoms, see your doctor who will decide the correct diagnose of your case and advise you on what you shall do.”

**Second: “bleeding gums” this is a sign of shortage in vitamin “C” and vitamin “K”**

According to nutrition experts “bleeding gum occurs if there is a shortage in vitamin “C”. This vitamin is very important to our health and our bodies as it helps the tissue to grow and regenerate, and supports wounds to heal quickly. On the other hand, vitamin “K” is also important to help coagulate blood, so if there is a lack in vitamin “K” levels, it may lead to gum bleeding. If you suffer from a shortage in vitamin “C”, you may feel week and slightly irritable and by time with both deficiencies, of vitamin “C” and vitamin “K”, you may notice more bleeding.

Expert Jenny said “if you want to increase the level of vitamin “K” and “C”, you have to add dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli, Kiwi fruit, and also add citrus such as lemon and orange to your diet.”

**Third: “Bone tenderness” this is a sign of shortage of vitamin “D”**

As clarified by Jenny: “Osteomalacia refers to a marked softening of your bones, most often caused by severe vitamin “D” deficiency. The deficiency of vitamin “D” causes bone tenderness and this combines by pain even if you are not exercising or doing anything. The case of severe Vitamin “D” deficiency is far more common than you might think. It is clear in the “UK”, there is estimation that among 5 adult 1 suffers from Vitamin “D” deficiency, moreover 1 among 5 children also suffers from that.” She stressed on the importance of vitamin “D” and advised to give your body the needed levels of vitamin “D” daily from different sources such as, sunlight, oily fish, eggs, fortified breakfast cereals, and supplements.”

**Fourth: “Leg cramps” this is a sign of a shortage of “Magnesium”, “Calcium”, “Potassium”, and “Sodium”.**

The nutrition experts said “there are some minerals which are important to support and improve our muscles and their growth such as Magnesium, Calcium and potassium, and if you suffer from a shortage in these minerals, you will feel discomfort in your feet, calves and back of the legs.

**What is Dehydration?**

Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated. She added “it can also cause leg cramps, so it is necessary to be well hydrated and enrich your body with sufficient electrolytes, particularly sodium, after exercising or during hot weather”.

She continued: “especially, active people need to take magnesium supplement. This helps to ensure that blood sugar can reach muscles particularly, after exercise and decrease muscle inflammation.”

**Fifth: “Canker sores” this is a sign of a shortage of “B” vitamins**

Jenny said “Canker sores occur singly or in clusters on the inside surfaces of your cheeks or lips, on or under your tongue, at the base of your gums, or on your soft palate. They usually have a white or yellow center and a red border and can be extremely painful. It is usually an indication of a shortage of “B” vitamins deficiencies such as vitamin B3, Folic acid “Vitamin B9” and vitamin B12.

She also added “Vitamin B3, known as niacin, plays vital role in our bodies such as keeping our skin healthy, producing hormones, breaking down food, supporting our nervous system; so, a little deficiency can lead to bad effects such as canker sores. As for “folic acid” and “vitamin B12”, they are important to our bodies as they enhance blood cells production and their shortage can increase the risk of getting canker sores.

**What are the sources of “B” vitamins?**

She continued: “B vitamins can be found in different sources such as wholegrains, legumes like chickpeas and lentils, dark green leafy vegetables and different types of fruits”.

 To be on a safe side and protect yourself from canker sores, your diet has to include these foods, which are a source of “B” vitamins, regularly.

**Sixth: “Hypogeusia (loss of taste)” this is a sign of a shortage of “Vitamin B12”, “zinc” and “folic acid”.**

As mentioned by the nutritional expert: “the deficiency of both “Vitamin B12” and “Folic acid” are related to each other; as the deficiency of one is linked to the deficiency of the other”. The expert also clarified: “a deficiency of “vitamin B12” may have an effect on the nerves which carry the taste sensations to the brain as the “folic acid” deficiency related to the appearance of a smooth, red tongue and a loss of taste sensation”.

In the same context, Zinc is important to several processes in our bodies and deficiency can cause changes in taste and appetite. Furthermore, those who suffer from low levels of Zinc may also suffer from a low mood, white spots on fingernails and lowered immunity.

“We can see “vitamin B” deficiency in those who follow a strict vegan diet as this vitamin is found in abundance in animal-derived protein sources.”

'However, seasoning vegan foods with nutritional yeast, which is a source of vitamin B12, as well as supplementing can make up for any shortfall.

Source: daily mail

By … Maiada Mosad


A US Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Virginia after it came under fire, injuring one of its pilots, while the FBI opened an investigation.

The US Air Force said in a statement that the "UH-1N" was flying 10 miles northwest of Manassas, Virginia, on a routine training mission at an altitude of 1,000 feet when the accident occurred.

The preliminary results indicated that the helicopter was hit by a bullet that resulted in a slight injury to one of the crew members, and damage to the plane.

An Air Force official said the plane landed safely at Manassas Regional Airport, west of Washington, D.C., and the pilots were taken to hospital where they were treated and left.

CNN pointed out that the incident is now under investigation by the FBI and the Air Force. An official said the plane would be closely examined for other damage.

Source: CNN

By:Nadeemy Haded


The Belarusian Interior Ministry said that, during the past day, security forces have arrested about 700 people for their participation in unlicensed mass events.

The ministry added, in its statement: "About 700 people have been arrested for participating in unauthorized mass events. The riots in the country have lost their momentum and public character, but the level of aggression towards security and police personnel is still high."

On Sunday, August 9, Belarus witnessed a presidential election, and the Central Election Commission announced that Alexander Lukashenko had won, by obtaining more than 80% of the vote.

And the Belarusian opposition announced that it did not recognize the results of the elections, and its supporters took to the streets on Sunday evening to protest the results. Police dispersed the protesters, but protests resumed in the following days.

Source: TASS

By:Nadeemy Haded


Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed, in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday, his country's "concern about the supply of military shipments from Russia to Armenia."

The press office of the President of Azerbaijan stated, in a statement today: “Ilham Aliyev indicated that the volume of military shipments that were delivered immediately after the armed clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border (in July) from Russia to Armenia using the airspace of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, exceeded 400 tons, and stressed that The main purpose of his phone call is to clarify this problem. "

The press office added that Aliyev "drew the attention of the Russian president to the fact that the intensity of military shipments from Russia to Armenia after July 17 until now, after the end of the clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani borders, raises the concern of the Azerbaijani people and their serious questions."

The press office indicated that during the conversation that took place on the initiative of the Azerbaijani side, the two parties also discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, and expressed their common desire to further strengthen the Azerbaijani-Russian partnership in all fields.

The Kremlin press office said yesterday evening, Wednesday, that the two leaders exchanged views during the conversation on regional issues in the context of the escalation of the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian borders in July. The press office added that the Russian side stressed the importance of preventing any action that would escalate tension in the region.

Source: TASS

By:Nadeemy Haded


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Legian said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo constantly criticized and blamed China wherever he went, thus spreading misleading information and "political virus" everywhere.

"Guided by Cold War ideas and selfish interests, Pompeo has repeatedly leveled baseless criticisms at the Communist Party of China, as well as at China's domestic and foreign policy. China has repeatedly expressed its decisive stance on this issue," the Chinese diplomat added, in a press briefing on Wednesday. .

"Pompeo, wherever he goes, carries with him and spreads political viruses and misinformation," the Chinese spokesman stressed.

"I would like to take this opportunity to ask the media to inquire from Mr. Pompeo whether he feels guilty when he obsessively repeats lies and ignores and distorts facts, day after day," he said.

According to the Chinese diplomat, Pompeo and others like him are trying to "link the international community with the anti-China and communist vehicle," but the international community sees this very clearly and will not allow itself to be convinced, and therefore these attempts will not be successful.

Source: Novosti

By:Nadeemy Haded

On Monday, Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra, Indonesia, erupted, and this is the third eruption since last Saturday, when it released an ash plume that reached 4,460 meters high.

The eruption of the volcano again sent a cloud of ash and smoke 7,500 meters into the air, and there were no reports so far of casualties.

The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazards Mitigation in Indonesia said Monday's eruption occurred at 10:16 am local time (03:16 GMT) and continued thereafter.

Mount Sinabung volcano has been erupting periodically since September 2013, when it displaced tens of thousands of people.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded


European Union countries are discussing measures they can take against Belarus, but they are waiting for a full picture of what happened during the presidential elections that took place there last Sunday, amid loud protests.

The official representative of the European Commission, Piotr Stano, said in a press conference today, that "in order to make a decision, it is necessary to have a picture of everything that happened on election day."

In response to a question about possible sanctions against Minsk, Stano said: "It is necessary to fully clarify the situation, exchange views, and then agree on how to respond."

"Everyone is interested in a quick reaction, but the issue is very serious and requires deeper consultations between the member states of the European Union," Stano said.

According to him, now no one is in a hurry to talk about sanctions or other measures, but "everything is possible if there is an agreement between the member states."

The presidential elections took place in Belarus on Sunday, August 9th. According to preliminary official data, the current president of the country, Alexander Lukashenko, won by 80.08%, followed by the representative of the opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, with a score of 10.09%.

But Tikhanovskaya headquarters announced that it does not recognize the results of the Central Election Commission, noting that the data received from polling stations in all districts of the republic showed that it got 70-80%.

On Sunday and Monday, several cities in Belarus (Belarus) witnessed unauthorized mass protests. Demonstrators erected garbage bins in central Minsk. Police used tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades to disperse them. Earlier, the Belarus Interior Ministry reported that about 3 thousand people were arrested as a result of these measures.

Source: "Novosti"

By:Nadeemy Haded

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