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By Hannah Jones

Eat your way to amazing nails!

There's a huge range of expensive potions and products that people splurge their life savings on to achieve healthy nails and skin. But what if I told you that you could achieve strong, beautiful nails just from eating the right foods?

And the best part? They are all vegan!

We have put together a handful of the best ‘nail-super-foods’ you can include in your diet.

Walnuts: A single ounce of these tasty clusters contains nearly 100% of your RDA of Omega-3. Fatty acids is not only good for circulatory system but they act as natural moisturisers that stops skin from drying out leaving skin feeling soft and plump. Walnuts are also bursting with Vitamin E and most of the B vitamins making these nuts an essential staple of your diet.

Blueberries: This small but super fruit is bursting with antioxidants, vitamins A and C, manganese, iron and potassium. A perfect combination to protect your skin and nails from environmental damage, slow down ageing, fight acne and improve elasticity in the skin.

Leafy Greens: Including kale, spinach, broccoli, and collard greens provide your body with essential iron, folate, and calcium to get nails into fighting shape.

Avocado: Seeing this fruit on any super food list will make anyone water at the mouth, as not only is this creamy fruit delicious but it is one of the most nutritious foods available. It contains 20 different vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that support skin cells and absorbs essential nutrients needed for strong nails and healthy collagen production.

Beans: Skin and nails are mainly made from protein so having a protein rich diet is essential for strong nails and healthy skin. Protein is necessary for tissue repair, construction of collagen, elastin and keratin so be sure not to skip this food group! Beans are also super high in Biotin - a proven powerhouse for nail health, helping them to grow longer and thicker

But the most important product of all? WATER!!

Skin, hair, nails and our whole body needs water to survive and function properly. So remember to drink throughout the day to stay hydrated.


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