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5 Foods That Will Help You Grow Healthy Fingernails

10/24/2016 11:51 EDT

Sandal season my be long gone, but that's no reason to walk around with dry, brittle, weak and broken nails.

Sure, going to the salon can help buff and polish your tips in a pinch, but what you eat can have a longer lasting impact on the health of your finger and toe nails.

In the video above by Knowmore, we discover five foods that can bring moisture, strength, durability and smoothness to your nails.

The state of your fingernails can be a good indicator of your overall health. Pale nails can signal early diabetes or liver disease while yellow nails are often a sign of infection, Shape.com reports.

To keep your nails healthy and strong, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends wearing proper-fitted shoes, using a base coat and moisturizer if you apply polish and refraining from biting your nails. These tips, coupled with the diet mentioned in the video, are sure to make your manicurist proud.

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