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Lola Rovati @Lolarovati

It is quite common for children to see small white spots on the root of the nails that move as the nail grows.

Then it is said that it is due to a lack of calcium, but it is not just that. It can be due to several causes: 1) lack of nutrients: among them calcium, but also vitamins A and B6, zinc, proteins and iron. 2) a blow to the base of the nails or 3) the use of detergents, being in prolonged contact with water or with products that dry them like paper, chalk, etc.

These spots, so common in children, do not appear directly as an alert that nutrients are missing, but the lack of certain nutrients fly to the weaker nails and susceptible to micro-breaks that occur at the base of one and that leave paw print.

Its appearance is a sign that we must incorporate natural foods that contain the vitamins and nutrients that intervene in the health of the nails in your diet.

Vitamin A comes from animal sources such as milk, meat, cheeses, eggs, liver, kidney, fish liver oils. It is also obtained from beta-carotene contained in carrots, pumpkin, mandarin, peach and apricot.

Vitamin B6 is found in whole grains, in fatty nuts, in the liver, kidneys, cabbage and fruits such as bananas and pineapples.

High protein foods such as beef, pork and lamb are a good source of zinc, as well as peanuts and legumes.

And finally, iron, we find them in fish and seafood, meat, liver, green leafy vegetables (spinach, Swiss chard, artichokes), legumes and cereals, dairy products and nuts. For more information, see the extended list of iron-rich foods that we have given in our Nutrition special during pregnancy.

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