Hair and nails are a good reflection derma luminous of our health. If we do not take care of ourselves, if our organism does not work properly, the first sign that usually alerts us of it are the nails and the hair through its bad appearance and fragility.
The nails are formed mainly by keratin, the protein responsible for their formation and growth . However, to look strong and healthy you need more than keratin, ie minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids that we get mainly from food, so once again, the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet maintain an optimal state of health.
How to strengthen nails
Through food. But what foods specifically? the following list will get you out of doubt:
Present in red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables , such as strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkin or carrots.
Basic to ensure the health of both our nails and hair . It is found in foods such as wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, spirulina algae, livers, pâté, viscera, blue fish and eggs.
It is necessary that we include in our diet legumes, as they are an excellent source of calcium, iron and iodine . Taking a daily handful of almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts is also very beneficial.
As for zinc, essential for the synthesis of collagen, we can find it in foods such as eggplants or potatoes, so you should not forget to include them in your diet as well.
Lemon and olive oil
Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with a few drops of lemon, soak a cotton in the mixture and moisten with it your nails daily. In a few weeks your nails will become stronger and look better .
Olive oil, beer and vinegar
Mix half a tablespoon of olive oil, another half more vinegar and a full spoonful of beer and apply it on your nails with the help of a cotton. Another option is to prepare more quantity and dip the nails into the mixture for 10-20 minutes.
Sea salt and lemon
Mix in half a glass of warm water 3 tablespoons sea salt and half lemon juice squeezed.Dip the nails into the preparation for 15 minutes and after that time dry them well . Repeat at least 3 times a week.