I saw this post on Elle and Blair’s website and found it quite interesting. Here is the post below so you can read it. I hope that it tells you a little more about your nails, and some tips for you to get any medical help if needed. 🙂 Happy reading, and Good night! From Nadine
Leigh Toselli’s book “A Complete Guide To Manicure & Pedicures”.
I hope that you have learned a lot about nutrition from these posts as I have learned a lot from Leigh’s book. As promised, from days onwards after this I will be doing a special post for those with long nails. I will be using this same book to help you to look after those long nails.
Here is the last post then 😦
Zinc contributes to cell growth and function and is also an easy essential nutrient for healthy skin and nails. Good sources of this mineral include brewer’s yeast, egg yolks, pulses, pumpkin, pecan nuts, sunflower seeds, wheat bran, and whole grains.
Some benefits of zinc:
- 1. Strengthens immune system preventing or shortening the duration of colds.2. Supports smell and taste sensitivity
3. Increase fertility.
4. Helps prevent osteoporosis.
5. Promotes healthy skin (especially acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, diaper rash and burns.)
6. Aids in weight loss
7. Helps balance blood sugar and helps insulin to function properly.
8. Promotes healthy eyes.
Thank you for being keen readers in Nail Nutrition Advice, and for your support. From Nadine 🙂
Sulphur (sulfur in America) accounts for nearly 10% of a healthy
body’s content and is vital to nail, muscle, hair and skin cells. Make sure you fill up on Brussels sprouts, cabbage, dairy products, eggs, garlic, lean meet, seafood, nuts, seeds, pulses, onions, turnips, wheatgerm and whole grains.
I got this information from a book called “A Complete Guide To Manicure & Pedicure” by Leigh Tostelli.
I would recommend you read this book, especially for those who work in this profession. It teaches you the way the spas would treat you, and also gives you an easier and cheaper solution for you to do at home.
Protein is needed for healthy keratin formation. Too little can weaken your nails, so make sure that you get your fair share by eating two portions of the following: meat, fish, eggs, cheese or milk. all foods contain protein, even vegetables, fruits and grains, so most people who follow a healthy diet get more than enough each day. (Vegetarians or vegans who are concerned about the state of their nails should increase their intake of dark green leafy vegetables and flax oil.)
Just remember to watch your intake.
Have a nice dinner, Form Nadine 🙂
Magnesium is important for nail growth and it stimulates nerve and muscle action. Some good sources of magnesium include wholegrain (bread and cereals), leafy green vegetables, nuts, beans, fish, and milk.
Five top health benefits to magnesium are:
- Magnesium may reverse osteoporosis.
- Magnesium prevents cardiovascular diseases.
- Magnesium regulates high blood pressure (hypertension).
- Magnesium treats diabetes.
- Magnesium treats migraines, insomnia, and depression.
I hope for those that do suffer from the symptoms above will seek medical advice and/or take magnesium. It is difficult to be skeptical, because magnesium is a natural product.
Make sure that you buy it from somewhere you trust. Some magnesium from one shop differs to another, so make sure you’re careful when purchasing and take the required amount that your Gp recommends.
Iron is an essential nutrient that can either make your nails thick or flat. You should increase your intake of lean red eat (for the meat eaters), green vegetables, nuts, beans (for vegetarians and vegans), milk (for dairy takers), and fish (for pescetarians)
Iron is very important and can also be found in some cereals.
There are also quite a few health benefits, such as:
- Muscle function: It supply’s oxygen to assist the function of your muscles.
- Brain function: 20% of our blood is used by our brain. Because oxygen travels through the blood stream, iron is directly linked to the health of the brain.
- Regulation of body temperature
- Oxygen carrier
- Iron deficiency anemia: This disorder is caused by the lack of iron (hence the name), so the intake of iron would be a benefit to the situation.
- Chronic diseases: For an example of a chronic disease, it can help renal failure anemia.
- Fatigue: This can be caused in either a man or women from the lack of iron. Eating iron will keep you fit and healthy.
- Immune system: Iron provides strength to the immune system. This helps it to fight against diseases and infections.
- Insomnia: Iron helps improve the pattern of sleep in an individual.
- Concentration: Iron is useful for those working, going to school, college, uni. etc. It boosts the concentration levels, which is needed in environments like the ones mentioned above.
Fatty Acids dry and flaky nails often respond well to a supplement of evening primrose or star flower oils, which both contain polyunsaturated fatty acids needed to form the structure if the cell membranes and lock moisture.
I love oils because it leaves your skin looking soft, smooth and looking well moisturized. I personally think that this is a task that should be done daily and regularly so that your skin doesn’t dry out. Especially after you have washed and dried your hands, it is good to reapply when needed.
Calcium contributes to the maintenance and growth of teeth, bones, and nails. Some good sources of calcium are tofu and nuts, bitter leafy greens such as dandelion and broccoli, and dairy products such as cheese and milk.
Remember not to take too much dairy especially for those who are lactose intolerant, could cause:
I am not lactose intolerant, but I do not have dairy products. My reasons are:
- My brother has asthma so I wasn’t brought up drinking dairy milk, or having dairy ice cream.
- I now don’t like cheese, because I find it hard to swallow.
- I no longer like ice cream because it’s so thick that I can’t eat it anymore.
And that’s basically it. I still love yoghurt, but I prefer to eat jelly!!