Vitamin deficiencies are very common with people who are gluten-free. Most people going gluten-free think that it will make them feel better but they forget the vitamins they are taking out of their diet. With this video and post I share what the most common vitamins are you would be deficient in as well as what foods you can eat to get them.
Most common vitamin deficiencies with being gluten-free:
Common vitamin deficiency symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Pale or yellowish skin
- Irregular heartbeats
- Weight loss
- Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- Muscle weakness
- Personality changes
- Unsteady movements
- Mental confusion or forgetfulness
Where these vitamins are found:
- Iron - Animal proteins, leafy greens, and beans.
- Calcium - Dairy products, broccoli, and leafy greens.
- Vitamin D - Eggs, mushrooms, milk. Often supplements are needed for this.
- Zinc - Beef, gluten-free whole grains, nuts and seeds.
- Vitamin B12 - Fortified gluten-free grains, leafy greens, and some dairy.
- Magnesium - Leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish.
Have you become vitamin deficient since going gluten-free? Comment below!