We spend hundreds of dollars a year to get our nails done on a monthly basis, just to annoyingly have one of the acrylic nails break off after the 2nd week. Which leaves you to walk around for the rest of the month with a plaster on your missing nail, until ‘refill day’. Although the rest of your hand does look spectacular, walking around with 4 nails is not a good look.
Instead of wasting unnecessary money every month to walk around with a ‘missing nail’, why don’t we just concentrate on growing and strengthening our own nails so they stop breaking so easily?
Here are the best foods to eat to help keep your nails long and strong!
Eggs are a great source of protein, which is great for strengthening nails. This is because nails are made of structural proteins known as keratin, so having enough protein in our diet is important for ensuring that we have strong growing nails. So it is time to stop skipping breakfast ladies, take a few minutes in the morning to make a delicious omelette and help grow your nails.
Almonds are packed with biotin, which is used in hair, nail and skin supplements that are sold in stores to help grow and strengthen. Almonds however contain more nutrients for your nails than the products being sold, so you’re better off snacking on a hand full of almonds during work than wasting your money on supplements that promise to help grow your nails.
Pineapples don’t only taste amazing they are one of the best sources of vitamin C and they actually help you digest protein easier. Protein helps your nails to grow longer and stronger, so being able to digest it easier will make your body more efficient at using the protein ingested. Vitamin C is also essential for stronger nails because it supports collagen production in the body by supporting tissue growth.
Chia seeds are the perfect seed to add to your morning shake, these little seeds sure do pack a punch. Categorised as a complete protein which helps with nail strength, and the calcium they contain doesn’t just help develop strong bones but they also support healthy nail growth. Only a couple tablespoons daily will do the trick, and you will have long, healthy nails in no time.
Fitness professional, studied health and fitness for a large portion of my life , even completed my degree in Sports Science. I am currently based in Barbados and just wanted a platform to be able to share and involve anyone who is interested in health and fitness and might not know where to go or how to begin.