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bad nails - what nutrients am I missing

(4 Posts)
Leoloopydoo Tue 23-Sep-08 12:07:29

I've got really bad nails, they split and break all the time, when they do I tear them off with my teeth and then get hangnails. I'm embarrassed for anyone to see them.

They are genetically bad, but I noticed that they improved over the summer but are worse than ever now. The only thing i can think I was eating differently over the summer was loads of fresh tomatoes.

The 1 1/2year old dts had good nails to start with but they don't look too good either at the moment.

What are we missing in our diet?

wotulookinat Tue 23-Sep-08 14:42:57

Tomatoes have lots of Vit C, so could be that. Are you getting enough calcium?

Leoloopydoo Tue 23-Sep-08 14:46:45

Vitamin c - noted, but I am drinking a big glass of orange juice at the moment and taking iron supplement with vit.c in it.

How much is enough calcium? MAybe I was eating more cereal in the summer, could be something in that or the extra milk i was putting on it.

wotulookinat Tue 23-Sep-08 15:45:34

Could well be. How about a couple of yoghurts a day?

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