Signs Your Nails Is Trying To Tell You About Your Health (Nutrition Treatment)

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Your nails are the mirrors of your health. They tell you whether you are suffering from deficiency of certain nutrients. Your nail bed is comprised of a number of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. When you are suffering from deficiency of any of these essential nutrients, the concentration of these nutrients in your nail bed also declines. As a result your nails lose their natural appearance. Hence, changes in the appearance of the nails should be taken seriously. They indicate serious nutritional deficiencies that need immediate treatment.

Nutrient Deficiencies Affect The Appearance Of Your Nails In The Following Ways 

1. Calcium Deficiency

Appearance of white opaque horizontal bands on the nails is a common sign of calcium deficiency. Usually the white bands develop on almost the same positions on multiple nails. Moreover, calcium deficiency weakens the nails. It makes the nails soft and brittle.

Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods

1) Raw Milk
1 cup: 300 mg (30% DV)

2) Kale (cooked)
1 cup: 245 mg (24% DV)

3) Sardines (with bones)
2 ounces: 217 mg (21% DV)

4) Yogurt or Kefir
6 oz: 300 mg (30% DV)

5) Broccoli
1 ½ cup cooked: 93 mg (9% DV)

6) Watercress
1 cup: 41 mg (4% DV)

7) Cheese
1 oz: 224 mg (22% DV)

8) Bok Choy
1 cup:74 mg (7% DV)

9) Okra
1 cup: 82 mg (8% DV)

10) Almonds
1 oz: 76 mg (8% DV)