Q: "I get cracks on the corners of my mouth all the time. Could this be related to diet?"
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A: Degree-qualified nutritionist Rose Carr responds:
“This could be related to an inadequate intake of riboflavin (vitamin B2), other B vitamins or iron, although if that is the case, you’re likely to have other symptoms surfacing as well. Red meat is a great source of iron, so try including meals containing lean beef or lamb in your diet a few times a week. Having 2–3 meals based on fresh or canned fish or shellfish may also keep your cracks at bay, so add them into your weekly diet plan. You can also load up on B vitamins with a vitamin B- fortified cereal, sandwiches on grainy bread or eggs on toast for lunch, and eating nuts and seeds as healthy snacks throughout the day. A good scrape of Vegemite will give your B vitamins levels a boost, too.”