If you want lustrous hair, you know to avoid bargain shampoo. We know you spend hours researching the best products for your mane because we do, too! The same goes for your skin and nails. We put equal effort into keeping our complexions smooth and our nails strong, but have you considered eating specific ingredients to keep up the look of your hair, skin and nails?
“Nuts are a rich source of vitamins and minerals like biotin, magnesium and zinc which are all important co-factors in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails,” says Dr. Jennifer Stagg, naturopathic physician and author of Unzip Your Genes: 5 Choices To Reveal A Radically Radiant You.
Almonds are ripe with vitamins and minerals that do wonders for shiny hair, smooth skin and healthy nails. The B vitamin biotin is often added to beauty products and supplements but is found naturally in almonds. They have vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports collagen production and provides anti-inflammatory benefits for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Lack of magnesium has been associated with stress-related hair loss and nails full of ridges. But great news, almonds are LOADED with magnesium!
Another boon for hair, skin and nails is the fatty omega-3s found in walnuts. The oily vitamin promotes soft skin, sleek hair and shiny nails. Research has also found that omega-3 fatty acids help maintain a healthy rate of skin cell renewal which means your complexion is dewy and smooth.