Nutritional Steps to Healthy Nails

It is said that you can judge the state of health of a person from the condition of that person’s nail. The nails become brittle, dry and dull if you are not in healthy condition. Proper and timely health care can make your nail healthy.

Common nail problems occur due to lack of mineral and vitamins resulting from wrong type of diet. Lack of vitamin A and calcium makes your nail dry and brittle. If there is a shortage of protein, folic acid and vitamin C in your daily diet then you may find hang nails. Sometimes it is found that nails with split ends continue to be so even after regular trimming. This is because you have a shortage of hydrochloric acid in your diet. Sometime we notice white spots or bands on nails. It is generally because of protein and zinc deficiency. Drink enough water to keep your nail hydrated. Otherwise you will suffer from cracked nails. Poor metabolism can cause redskin around your cuticles.

If you are aware enough you can remove your nail problem and can make the condition better. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are the great sources of all types of vitamin and minerals. They keep your health well and the reflection falls on the condition of your nail. Your nails become shiny again. Add plenty of broccoli, fish, onions and green tea in your daily diet. These foods supply lots of sulfur and silicon to your body. Small fish is good because it is a great source of calcium and phosphorus, the two most important components of nails and bones.

Drink enough milk and eat plenty of yogurt for the supply of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. Few vegetables and food such as royal jelly, kelp, squash, and asparagus are rich in zinc, silica and B vitamin. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep your nail hydrated. Fresh carrot juice is a good source of calcium and phosphorus. Grate carrot and strain the juice. Keep it as medicine for the betterment of your nail. Also include high fibrous food for the good of the nail.

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