I'm 2 months paleo, eating anywhere between 1200-2200 calories a day. 60% fat/20%protein/20% carb. My mainstains are leafy green salads with protein and seeds. I've experienced great results; however, I've had dry skin and peeling lips. Last week my lips cracked in the corners. It was awful. In a fit of desperation I tried eating some brown rice. Immediately my lips felt better.
Any thoughts on why this might have helped?
I typed my food into fitday and learned that I'm high in vitamin A, low in B12 and low in calcium. I started supplementing B12 and calcium immediately. My lips are remarkably better.
If the folic acid in the rice caused the improvement, I would like to find paleo-friendly sources of calcium and folic acid. Any suggestions?