8 Foods for Healthy, Strong Nails
Many of us worry little about our nails, what with the hair and other parts of the body to worry about. Perhaps that is because a nail breaking isn’t really something to lose sleep over. But, whether we know it or not, our nails breaking so much is our body’s way of telling us there’s not enough nutrients to go round. So, either we go on to get the nutrients or we ignore and make things worse.
Don’t be scared; it’s not as bad as it sounds. Or is it? Maybe it is, but there is a solution. Eating these 8 foods I am about to list will boost your nails’ morale, and your entire system will be thanking you.
1. Meaty Proteins: Chicken, Turkey, Beef
One of the most needed, most essential nutrients the nails and the entire body in fact needs, protein helps to build strong muscles and stronger nails. Proteins can be found in lean meats like chicken, turkey, and beef.
2. Fruits: Berries and Bananas
Fruits like berries and bananas contain antioxidants that help your body fight against free radicals that damage the cells. Blueberries are believed to have the highest levels of antioxidants among all fruits. Grapes do too.
3. Dark-Green-Leafed Vegetables: Broccoli, Spinach, Ugwu, Bitter Leaf
Vegetables with very dark green color are very dense in iron, foliate, and calcium. All three nutrients strengthening the nails against damage; they toughen your nails up.
4. Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes and peppers, Carrots
These ones contain vitamins C and A. Vitamin C in tomatoes and peppers helps the body produce more collagen. Sweet potatoes and carrots are rich in vitamin A, a source of antioxidants that protect and strengthen the nails.
5. Nuts: Almonds
Nuts are better snack options than biscuits and cookies. Apart from the fact that they don’t contain as much sugar, they contain vitamins and nutrients that strengthen the bones and nourish the nails. And they are tasty too!
6. Dairies: Milk
Dairy products like milk are packed with calcium and vitamin D, which help build strong and healthy nails. They toughen the nails, making them ready to fight whatever trauma they may be exposed to
7. Other Proteins: Beans and Legumes, Eggs
Eggs contain vitamins B12, A, and E, iron, and biotin which thicken fingernails and reduce splitting. Beans and legumes are packed with nine different essential vitamins and minerals which include biotin and other B-vitamins. They help the nails grow long without breaking, and they increase their thickness.
8. Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oatmeal
Whole grains are sources of biotin, silicone, cysteine; all of which give your nail tips a very nice shape. They also contain manganese and B-complex vitamins that promote healthy nails and stronger bones.
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Article credit : Cocci Beauty