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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Do your fingernails peel and crack?

Fragile nails that peel and crack is a common concern and diet is not the only cause. There are four main reasons why nails become brittle:

Aging: As we age, the integrity and strength of nails can weaken and split.

Damage: One of the most common causes of peeling and cracking nails is from repetitive exposure to water with swimming, dishwashing or bathing, chemical exposure, or repetitive trauma such as biting. These actions can breakdown the nail matrix which can weaken the structure and lead to the peeling and cracking.

Diet: In addition to calcium, iron and vitamins A and D are essential building blocks for strong nails. Also, a deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to dry nails which split easily.

Other medical conditions: Brittle and cracked nails can be a clue to other potential medical conditions such as thyroid disorder, liver and kidney disease. If nails are thickened in addition to being brittle, this may be due to a fungal infection or psoriasis.
Try the following tips to keep your nails strong and healthy:
  • Decrease prolonged exposure to wet conditions. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves and limit prolonged moisture such as with dishwashing and bathing.
  • Avoid chemical use: Wear protective gloves when cleaning and use less harsh chemicals if possible. Try to avoid nail polish removal, but if needed, use a remover with a non-acetone base.
  • Decrease repetitive trauma: Stop biting nails or using them to pick at things. Avoid using metal instruments for manicures as this can cause trauma to the nail.
  • Keep your nails trimmed or filed to prevent catching on objects and further damage.
  • Eat a diet rich in calcium, and vitamins A and D.
Because nails regrow slowly at approximately 3 mm each month, healthy regrowth can take up to six months.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Easy Pumpkin Pie

























pie crust store bought or homemade 
1 15 ounce can of pure pumpkin
1 can condensed milk
3 eggs
3 tablespoons butter melted
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place pie crust into a 9 inch pie plate.

Mix all the ingredients till well blended pour into pie shell and bake 45 minutes or till set in middle.
Serve with whip cream on top.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Slim Down Diary Recipe Low Fat Rice Pudding

Here is a quick rice pudding when your craving something sweet and still low fat. This rice pudding is so easy to make you won't believe it. It taste sinful to a dieter! Only  119 calories per serving and it has 8 servings in this recipe!



Low Fat Rice Pudding

 4 cups fat free milk
1 cup quick cooking rice
1/4 cup raisins
1 package sugar free vanilla pudding
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon each vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon

In a medium saucepan mix the milk, rice, raisins, pudding mix and egg whites. Heat to boiling on medium heat stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Cool 5 minutes stirring twice then add raisins, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.