White dots called Leukonychia can indicate a lack of zinc or protein in your diet or it can be a more serious issue, such as an organ failure.

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To prevent getting these white spots, you can modify your diet to make sure that you’re getting enough zinc and protein in your diet. Eat more foods plentiful in zinc and protein.

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Top Ten Food With Zinc

foods-high-zinc1: Seafood (Cooked Oysters)
2: Beef and Lamb (Cooked Lean Beef Shortribs)
3: Wheat Germ (Toasted)
4: Spinach
5: Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
6: Nuts (Cashews)
7: Cocoa and Chocolate (Cocoa Powder)
8: Pork & Chicken (Cooked Lean Pork Shoulder)
9: Beans (Cooked Mung Beans)
10: Mushrooms (Cooked White Mushrooms)

Top Ten Foods High In Protein


1: Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut)
2: Lean Chicken (Chicken Breast)
3: Cheese (Nonfat Mozzarella)
4: Lean Beef and Veal (Low Fat)
5: Pork Loin (Chops)
6: Tofu
7: Yogurt, Milk, and Soymilk
8: Beans (Mature Soy Beans)
9: Eggs (Especially Egg Whites)
10: Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon Seeds)

Protein in food will help rebuild your damaged fingernails and zinc will prevent the spots from forming.

If you have a significant number of white spots, don’t be afraid to take a trip to your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

Article: Blessings/Healthalicious/Medscape