Hair and nails are very good indicators of the general health condition of the body. Any kind of illness or stress is reflected through the skin, hair, and fingernails. Hair and nails show symptoms such as brittleness, thinning, breaking, and splitting when neglected or when the body goes through extreme pressure conditions. Even when the body is deficient in essential nutrients, the hair and fingernails show the signs.
Nutrition is very important for the body. Even though hair and fingernails are just dead cells, they are an important indicator of the general well-being of a person. Nutrition for the body is derived from the food we take. When the body does not receive the essential nutrients, or if it loses the ability to absorb nutrients from the food it receives, it causes the body to use up internal resources.
This causes weakness in the body parts and is reflected in the skin, hair, and fingernails. In order to have healthy hair and fingernails, it is very important to consume food that contains some major vitamins like vitamin A (produces healthy sebum in the scalp), vitamin C (antioxidant), vitamin E (improves scalp circulation), Biotin (produces Keratin), Inositol (keeps hair follicles healthy), Niacin (promotes scalp circulation) and pantothenic acid, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 that prevent graying and hair loss.