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Old 05-30-2002, 08:03 PM
Mr. Cynical Mr. Cynical is offline
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Gelatin, Fingernails, Pineapple.

I have been told in the past that products containing gelatin strengthen fingernails.

I know that pineapple in jello keeps the gelatin from setting.

Is pineapple, by extension, therefore bad for the fingernails?
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Old 05-30-2002, 09:46 PM
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Only if you put it directly on the fingernails.
Old 05-30-2002, 10:08 PM
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Gelatin, Fingernails, Pineapple.
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Old 05-30-2002, 11:04 PM
Duck Duck Goose Duck Duck Goose is offline
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Will gelatin make fingernails stronger?

No again. Fingernails are mainly dead protein that get their strength from sulfur in amino acids. Gelatin doesn't contain these amino acids.

Source: The American Dietetic Association's Media Source, January 1999.
Old 05-31-2002, 02:29 AM
Mr. Cynical Mr. Cynical is offline
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Perfecto! Thank you, DDG. This is, unfortunately, the kind of thing that runs through my head whilst sitting at traffic lights.
Old 05-31-2002, 11:05 AM
Myron Van Horowitzski Myron Van Horowitzski is offline
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And by the way, it's only fresh pineapple that won't set. Canned pineapple works just fine.


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