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A healthy diet brings healthy nails

Minerals Make the Difference

Do you have weak or unhealthy nails? An obvious reason may be your diet. You may not be getting enough of the right minerals. For example, iron is one of the important ingredients in a diet for strong nails. Have you ever noticed vertical ridges forming on your nails? This generally means that you have an iron insufficiency. Good foods to add to your system that are rich in iron would be whole grains and prunes. A big bowl of whole grain cereal would be a great choice to add to your daily diet.

Protein can also be a major factor of nail health. Do you have nails that you can't seem to grow because they're always breaking? This means you need more protein. Food suggestions to enhance the amount of protein you take in would be any sorts of meats and cheeses. Possibly an even better source would be from vegetarian meat products. These have less saturated fat, so they are better for you. Also consider types of beans to help get the amount of protein you need.

Calcium and zinc are two other minerals your need for strong nails. Calcium helps quicken the growth of your nails. Besides the typical glass of milk, you can also find calcium in certain fruits and vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, and oranges. Have you ever found little white dots on your finger nails and not known where they came from? You may want to take a look at the amount of zinc you have in your diet. You can find an incredible amount of zinc in oysters, but still find a good amount in eggs and parmesan cheese.

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