As seen in Woman’s World magazine! Dry winter air can zap the moisture from our fingernails, making them more prone to splitting and breaking. Making matters worse, the body’s production of keratin, the protein that keeps nails strong, drops by 30% after age 50. The delicious fix: Eat two eggs daily. These gems are loaded with cysteine, an amino acid that binds keratin together for more resilient nails. Plus, the yolks are rich in biotin, a B vitamin that’s been shown to boost nail thickness by 25% in two weeks.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.