The structure of the nail


Healthy nails are strong, flexible, pink and spotless. No brittle and dry nails that list and break, not just a cosmetic problem, it can be a sign of a lack of certain nutritional substances, or a reflection of poor health.
Are you plagued brittle nails, try the following therapy to successfully treat the syndrome.
Keep in mind that any changes on the surface of the nail a sure sign of disturbed balance in the body. The health and appearance of nails affected by many factors. Cold weather, stress, compromised immune system and the lack of some nutrients may also contribute to the fragility of the nail. However, nutrition is the most important. Problem brittle nail syndrome often can be successfully treated with a combination of resources to complement and nail care.

Protein keratin, and a combination of minerals calcium, selenium, sulfur, potassium and form the structure of the nail. Therefore, strong and healthy nails are dependent on adequate intake of these nutrients. It is important to know that the quality of the nails in close connection with the work of the liver.

Nail growth

Although nails are actually dead tissue, the growth of the nail root that is alive, and it averaged about 0.3 cm per month. Nails grow faster in summer than at any other time of the year.
To be grown entirely new fingernail hand, it needs  four to six months. In order grew in November toenail, it is eight to twelve months. Nutrition for healthy nails includes

1. Food you want your liver – whole grains, vegetables and legumes.
2. You need to enter daily quality protein (eggs, milk, cheese, meat, fish and pulses) at least once a day because of the source of keratin.
3. Include foods rich in calcium such as green vegetables, non-fat dairy products, sardines and almonds. Calcium can be obtained via supplements. If you choose this method, make sure that the calcium is in the form of calcium citrate and in its composition, with calcium, a magnesium and vitamin D, to better advantage.
4. All kinds of seeds and nuts are good sources of biotin and essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids play an important role in the health of the skin and nails.
5. Sulfur-containing vegetable such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts. Sulfur is important in the creation of keratin.