Today, we are talking about self love, and not just what you put on your skin, but also what you put in your body. Naturally, we are all about nails, right, so our question, are you taking care of your nails to a "T", just to have them break while you are doing everyday tasks like washing the dishes? Your manicure routine might be perfect, but if your nails are still weak and chipping, the issue might be with your diet. Today we are sharing 9 foods your nails will absolutely love!
Almonds are filled with Vitamin E (otherwise known as the beauty vitamin) which is an essential vitamin to help grow your nails long and strong. Almonds are also full of zinc, which is important for nail health as well.
If you didn’t already know, your nails are made of a strong person called Keratin. Since eggs are loaded with protein, they are a great choice to add to your diet for healthier nails.
Avocados are packed with healthy fat, which is the ultimate beauty nutrient. Healthy fats help keep your nails moisturized and reduce inflammation in your nail beds.
Just like every other part of your body, water is essential for your nails to be strong and beautiful. Making sure your body is hydrated will not only provide you with the energy you need to perform everyday tasks, but it will also provide your nails with the hydration they need to stay strong.
Lentils are packed with 9 important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E and biotin. Biotin is a form of vitamin B that aids in healthy nail and hair growth.
Strawberries are not only a delicious healthy snack, but they are also packed with vitamin C. In fact, just 8 strawberries contain more vitamin C than a whole orange! Vitamin C is great for your nails because it produces collagen which helps protects your nails from breakage.
7. Red bell pepper
Speaking of vitamin C, eating red bell peppers is also a great way to get your daily dose of this vitamin. Red bell peppers are packed with antioxidants as well, which help protect your nail from free radicals that can damage them.
8. Lean beef
Lean beef is another great source of iron and zinc. Iron is essential for making sure nails stay strong and zinc is an antioxidant that aids in the growth of healthy nails. Of course, lean beef is also made up of protein, which is also important for your nail health.
Salmon is loaded with multiple nutrients that are great for your nails. Omega-3, zinc, and protein are among the amazing beneficial nutrients that are in salmon. As we know, these nutrients are essential in promoting longer, stronger, and healthier nails!
Now you know how important your diet is for your nail health, you can get started on incorporating these 9 foods into your diet - trust us, your nails will thank you! For more tips on keeping your nails strong and healthy, check out this blog. (link 8 tips blog)
Written by: HUELLA
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