Nutrition and nail beauty go hand in hand. Deficiencies and other dietary deviations are quickly visible… In short, a glance at our damaged fingertips can tell us a lot about our state of health! So, if you want to trade in your brittle, split nails for strong, healthy nails, you may need to reconsider the contents of your plate! Indeed, beautiful nails require a balanced diet rich in proteins, vitamins and trace elements. This is the first step to test before spending money on chemical treatments of dubious effectiveness (hardening nail polish, etc.) or on false nails. Here are the right foods to limit nail breakage and promote healthy growth.
1) Before moving on to food, let’s remember the importance of drinking well for your nails!
Even before food, nail care or supplements, hydration is crucial for nail vitality. However, not all beverages are created equal. For example, the phosphoric acid in soft drinks is a notorious demineralizer that harms fragile nails. Here, nothing beats water that is low in sodium, but rich in silicon and calcium (Rozana, Salvetat…). As for those who say that beer strengthens nails and hair, we are sorry to inform you that this is not true… It can be used as a rinse at the time of shampooing to give volume to the hair, but it stops there!
2) Fish for healthy nails
Salmon is one of the best foods for the beauty of your nails. Indeed, if they are dry and dark, it is generally due to a lack of vitamin B12. However, this fish contains a lot of it. It also contains vitamin D, which is excellent for nail growth, repairing proteins and essential fatty acids (omega-3) that clean and strengthen the nails. We recommend that you steam it to preserve its nutritional benefits as much as possible.