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Breakfast Recipes for Healthy Nail Growth

Do you need ideas for nutritious breakfast dishes that provide your nails with all the vitamins and minerals they need for healthy growth? In this section, you'll find a compilation of breakfast recipes designed to boost healthy nail growth. Enjoy!

Tip: Before you let out the culinary prodigy in you and try the breakfast recipes below, make sure you have read the section Diet Tips for Growing Strong Nails and the section Best Foods for Nails which explain the basics of how diet affects nail growth.

Antioxidant Muffins

These scrumptious muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut family.
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Carrot Muffins

These delicious muffins deliver an abundance of amino acids necessary for strong nails. As a bonus, the carrots featured in these muffins provide plenty of antioxidants.
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Spinach and Mushroom Omelet

Eggs are one of the best natural sources of biotin (vitamin B7) and cobalamin (vitamin B12). Biotin which has been shown to significantly increase nail plate thickness and to reduce nails' tendency to split while a sufficient intake of cobalamin is needed in order to avoid nail dryness, overly curved nail ends, and darkened nails. The spinach and mushrooms in this omelet provide plenty of other important B vitamins, including vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, and vitamin B1.
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Spicy Shrimp Omelet

Both eggs and shrimp contain plenty of iron, a mineral that is crucial for healthy nails. A chronic iron deficiency can cause dry, brittle nails or washboard ridges on the nails. Also flat or upturned nails (as opposed to nails with a downward curve) may reflect an iron deficiency.
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Millet Pancakes with Prune Compote

Rich in iron, prunes can help keep nails looking beautiful and prevent brittle nails and washboard ridges. Also millet contains nail health promoting nutrients, including B complex vitamins and zinc.
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Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes

Having a bowl of this super-healthy muesli for breakfast is an excellent way to start a day off right. Oats are highly nutritious and an excellent source of B vitamins, zinc and copper, some of the most important micronutrients for maintaining healthy nails. They are also a great vegetarian source of dietary protein. The grapes featured in this muesli contain resveratrol and quercetin, two potent antioxidants that help keep your skin and nails healthy.
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Oat and Wheat Germ Muesli with Apples

Oats and wheat germ are highly nutritious and an excellent source of B vitamins and zinc, which are among the most important micronutrients for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails. The apples featured in this healthy breakfast provide antioxidant protection.
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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.
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