Not perfect at all. Most of my staples would be potatoes, rice, pasta, beans, vegan meats, mushrooms, broccoli, green beans, cabbage, asparagus, almond milk.I don't know what is the cause or even if they are weaker, but it seems to me that they might
Can I ask what is your diet beyond the usuals?
Has anyone experienced lower fingernails firmness?
Vegan: 6yr, Vegeterian: 16yr
Thanks for the advice. My iron is indeed low, though I'm not sure what is the cause - I had very high iron not long ago (after being vegan for few years)Get your iron checked. Mine was low and my fingernails had ridges and peeled constantly. Nail polish also helps keep them strong if you apply a few coats and keep it on constantly. Don't forget to oil your nails and cuticles.
Added carrot to my diet again. I'll report, thanksMine were very weak a few months ago. My Dr said vitamin A deficiency. Vit A seems to have helped a bit. but I have other medical problems so who knows.
I always agree with "Check with your Dr"
ThanksMy first thought was to check for deficiencies - especially B12 and Vitamin D and perhaps magnesium as well. Ask your doctor for blood tests if possible.
Your diet sounds okay from the list but check to ensure you're eating enough calories as malnourishment over time will cause problems. Being a normal weight doesn't mean youre eating enough to sustain you.
Beans, lentils and wholegrains probably ought to be eaten on a daily basis especially as a vegan.
I had few months ago, I'm on the low side generally. Trying to figure out why. Changed some stuff, will let you know!Typically, not getting enough Omega3's makes for weak or brittle fingernails, but so can anything. My suggestion is, see your doctor and request a blood test for all of the nutrients and see where you're not getting enough of =)
Frankly, I don't know. Haven't really looked until nowSo many different things affect nails. Mine have gotten super strong since being vegan, but I couldn't say why, or when that happened. I never paid much attention, but do know they used to tear, often into the pink area. Now I use a big metal file at work to keep them down, and they never tear or chip.
It could be after starting vitamin d supplementation. It's probably a good bet that I just quit picking at them.
So many outside factors also affect your nails.
I'd say just focus on having a good diet overall. What I don't understand is you've been vegan 6 years. Have your nails changed lately? Has your diet changed?