7 Foods for Healthy Nails

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7 Foods for Healthy Nails

Looking good on the outside is just as much about being healthy on the inside as well as the products we choose to use. Growing or strengthening your nails will be a difficult job if you’re lacking the nutrients in which they need. We’ve picked our top foods that are all rich in nail vitamins. Our hair and nails are both made from the same fibrous structural proteins, Keratin.  So as a bonus to giving you strong and beautiful nails all the foods listed below will also help maintain your glossy and healthy locks.

1. Avocado

Packed with Vitamins A, B & E, folate and plant protein. The good fats in avocados help your body absorb these nutrients fast resulting in a quick fix for dull nails. Avocados are a great beauty food with top beauty bloggers now applying avocado oil directly to their nails and skin for a healthier glow.

2. Milk

As children we’ve all been told we have milk spots on our nails because we didn’t finish our milk. Although this old wives’ tale isn’t exactly true milk does play a vital part of having healthy nails. The high calcium content in milk makes our nails stronger and grow faster.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many beauty benefits, it’s a hair mask, eye cream, moisturiser and the lists goes on. Recently it’s acquired a reliable reputation with manicure experts due to its moisturiser and strengthening abilities. As well as cooking with coconut oil to add a healthier touch to your meal you can massage it straight into your nails.

4. Eggs

Nails are made out of protein so the first step to having healthy nails is to increase the intake of protein in your diet. Eggs contain a type of protein which is readily digested and is quality protein for strong, healthy nails.

5. Blueberries

Blueberries have the highest antioxidants of all fruits which helps protect our body’s cells against free radical damage. Although a handful of blueberries a day won’t keep the doctor away it will help you say goodbye to those brittle and weak nails.

5. Salmon

As well as containing a great deal of protein (and being delicious), salmon is also loaded with vitamin B12 which is perfect of preventing dry, overly curved or darkened nails.

7. Oatmeal

We’ve saved the best for last. Starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal is a highly nutritious start to your morning. Oatmeal is an excellent source of zinc, copper, vitamin B… to mention a few. Oatmeal is also a great vegetarian course of protein and has everything you need for the perfect nails.s.