What color is your tongue? The answer to this question can tell pretty much about your health. Check the color of your tongue, lips and eye whites in the mirror to understand what really happens with your health.
Healthy: a pinkish color
NOT healthy: White, grey or brown layer. You may have a bacteria or an increased production of gastric acid. If most of your tongue is covered with a white layer, you are probably dehydrated.
Help: Take a toothbrush and gently remove any buildups off your tongue. Make sure you do some blood test if the buildups appear in a short period of time.
Healthy: Shiny bright whites, equally pigmented eyelids
NOT healthy: Red, highly sensitive whites. This indicates insufficient eye moisture which is a direct consequence of hormonal changes that occur due to a pregnancy or excessive use of contraception. This condition is often caused by spending long hours working on a computer.
Yellow whites indicate liver malfunction, or hepatitis.
Red corners or red waterlines are caused by blefaritis, which is a common symptom of infections, allergies and the like.
Help: Consume fish oil twice a day to treat dry eyes. If this does not help, consult a ophthalmologist.
Healthy: Slightly pinkier color than your skin
NOT healthy: unusually pale lips indicate iron deficiency. Sores and cracks are a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Help: Eat more milk and meat, and make sure you add more leafy greens to your diet. If the sores on your lips cause too much pain, do a blood test.
Healthy: Strong, skin-color nails
NOT healthy: brittle nails indicate stress. Greenish color is sign of an infection and blue tones indicate circulation problems. White marks and lines appear when you lack essential vitamins and minerals.
Help: Avoid stressful situations. Sleep at least 7 hours a day and pay special attention to your diet. If you notice some green or blue tones on your nails consult your doctor.