Authen-tip: Beat Brittle Nails with these Nutrition Tips

Have you looked down at your hands and wondered what the heck was going on with your nails? Sometimes they get so brittle and fragile that you feel like wearing gloves all day long! Brittle hands and nails can be caused by dehydration but too much moisture can weaken them as well. It’s important to keep your hands moisturized but don’t overdo it. Include foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals in your daily diet. Try steaming leafy greens such as spinach, beet greens, kale, and chard. Biotin is one nutrient that has been shown to promote healthy nails. You can get biotin from cauliflower, peanuts, and lentils. If your nails are seriously damaged, you might want to think about supplementing with biotin rather than just getting it from food. Finally, calcium is important for nail health and can be obtained from spinach, broccoli, yogurt, chia seeds, and almonds.