Health and Beauty
Steps to Healthy Nails
to Healthy Nails
By Corinna Richards
What you eat will reflect
on the health of your nails, too.
Lack of vitamin A and
calcium causes dryness and brittleness.
Lack of protein, folic
acid and vitamin C causes hang nails.
White bands across the
nails are caused by protein deficiency.
A lack of sufficient
hydrochloric acid can cause splitting nails.
Insufficient intake or
vitamin B12 can lead to excessive dryness, very rounded and curved
ends and darkening of nails.
Insufficient zinc can
cause development of white spots on the nails.
Cuts and cracks in the
nails may indicate a need for more liquids.
Red skin around your
cuticles can be caused by poor metabolism of essential fatty acids.
Here are the guidelines to
follow for improving the health of your nails:
Eat a diet composed of
50% fruit and raw vegetables in order to supply necessary vitamins,
minerals and enzymes. Eat foods rich in sulfur and silicon, such as
broccoli, fish and onions. Include foods rich in biotin such as soy,
brewer’s yeast and whole grains.
Drink plenty of water
and other liquids.
You may supplement your
diet with royal jelly, spirulina or kelp, which are rich in silica,
zinc and B vitamins and help to strengthen your nails.
Drink fresh carrot juice
daily, this is high in calcium and phosphorus and is excellent for
Eat well and your whole
body will be better, healthier, more beautiful!