Great looking, healthy nails very often reflect general health, so making sure you’re looking after yourself and providing your body with the nutrients it needs should help to ensure your nails are strong, healthy and naturally beautiful. A diet that’s low in in nutrients can have an adverse impact on nail strength, leading to unsightly snags and splits, so try to ensure you’re eating a heathy balanced diet.
Vitamin E is known to play an important part in maintaining healthy nails so try to eat plenty of Vitamin E-rich foods like almonds, which are also rich in zinc, another important nutrient for healthy nails. Whole-grain cereals are another great source of zinc.
Healthy, supple nails also depend on fat, specifically a fatty acid called linoleic acid, which are found in oily fish and healthy oils like olive and rapeseed oil, as well as avocados and, again, nuts.