Just like every other part of our body, our hair and nails are at their strongest and healthiest when we eat a balanced, healthy diet that contains an adequate amount of protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals.
In fact, no amount of pampering will get hair and nails looking great if you don’t have a nourishing diet.
Believe it or not, the part of our hair and nails we actually see is dead tissue (this is why cutting them doesn’t hurt). But it also means they are the last parts of our body to receive nutrients when we are ill or have a poor diet – quite simply, nutrients are directed to parts of the body where they are essential for life.
As a result, our hair and nails are extremely vulnerable to a poor diet and their condition can speak volumes about our health.
Eat plenty of protein-rich foods
- Lean Red Meat
- Fish such as salmon
- Low fat dairy products