Have you ever seen long acrylics and wished your natural nails were that long? Well, have you ever heard the saying, you are what you eat? You also look like what you eat! Beauty is more than genes, it’s taking care of yourself and treating your body with love. If you fill your body with vitamins and nutrients, your body will show it. Eat carrots for your eyes, stay hydrated for your skin, and take biotin for your nails. Read on to find out more ways you can feed your body the right way for strong nails!
Our entire body runs on hydration. The average human should be drinking 64 oz of water a day, though it varies on your weight so it’s always good to double-check if this amount is too much or too little for you. Without moisture, your nails can become brittle and break.
Take Biotin Supplements
Biotin is one of the B vitamins, also known as vitamin B-7. Biotin can strengthen your nails and hair. It can also help your body’s nervous system to function properly. You can take Biotin in a supplement or find it in these foods-
Nuts and seeds
Turkey, Chicken, Beef
Your nails are made of protein, so it only makes sense that consuming protein will help your nails grow! If you’re vegan or vegetarian you can find protein through other sources, just make sure it’s enough protein!
Fruits and Berries
Antioxidants help protect your body from free radical damage. They protect your entire body from your hair to your nails. Fruits and berries are filled with tons of antioxidants so be sure to have at least one serving a day for strong nails. Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels, as well as grapes!
Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens are full of nutrients, that’s why your mom told you to eat your veggies! If you’re not big on the taste, try including spinach or kale in a morning smoothie. Spinach and kale are the superfoods in the green vegetable world. They are packed to the max with calcium, iron, and folate.
As we said earlier, meats are great sources of vitamins that strengthen your nails, and seafood can do that too! Salmon is the top food in the seafood chain that is packed with vitamins. It is a fatty fish rich in Omega-3, protein, and Biotin. It also has vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These vitamins will keep your nails from becoming brittle, breaking, or splitting.
Complex carbs are great for energy levels and your overall diet. Whole grains like brown rice and wheat bread contain biotin, silicon, and cysteine. Oats are another great whole grain for your nails. They contain zinc, manganese, and copper, which promote nail and bone growth.
Keep your body healthy and your nails will show it! PolishedByP believes health is important and that’s why we make nail lacquer made with top ingredients, all non-toxic! Read more about the ingredients on the frequently asked questions tab.