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Vitamins and other Nutrients for Nails

Like hair, the condition of your nails is a good indicator of general health, and problems such as deformed nails may be a sign of nutritional deficiency. Other common nail problems include brittle and splitting nails, fungal infections and ingrowing nails.

Sometimes nail problems are a sign of a more serious underlying skin disorder, and you should seek medical advice if you feel this may be the case.

Vitamins for Nails

Minerals for Nails

Herbs and other nutrients for nails

Foods to choose for healthy nails

Yeast extract, salmon, mackerel and sardines, nuts and seeds, whole grains, green, leafy vegetables, fresh or dried fruit, chicken, eggs, seaweed.

Foods to avoid

Animal fats stimulate the production of free radicals which deplete general health, reflected in the condition of your nails.

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