Zinc for Healthy Nails
Zinc is found in every part of the body and it performs a variety of functions including helping wounds heal. The mineral is essential to maintaining healthy body systems, (like the immune system) & it’s especially important for healthy skin & nails.
Vegetarian diets are more likely to be lacking in this mineral because the most common sources are animal based.
Interestingly enough, pumpkin seeds have the highest non-meat concentration.
Zinc helps with the absorption of both minerals & enzymes which helps to prevent weakening of nails and encourages their growth.
There are a number of tasty sources.
Beef, lamb, pork, crab meat, turkey, chicken, lobster, clams, salmon, flounder, sole, milk & cheese.
Fruit & Veg Sources
Peanuts, cashews, beans, whole grains, brown rice, potato, yoghurt & pumpkin seeds.
Signs of Deficiency
If you aren’t getting enough zinc in your diet you may see white spots on your finger or toe nails.
Help Your Nails With Every Meal
Maintaining a healthy diet of fresh, unprocessed foods is the best way to keep your claws in great shape. With such a wide variety of good sources, it’s easy to get a little zinc every day.