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Nail Health: Soup Recipes for Stronger Nails

Are you on a quest for healthy soup recipes that can improve the health of your nails? Look no further than our selection of soup recipes for stronger nails! The soup recipes below draw on the nail health improving properties of foods like onions, beets, beans and nettles. Enjoy!

Tip: Before you set free the culinary prodigy in you and get familiar with the soup recipes below, make sure you have perused the section Diet Tips for Growing Strong Nails as well as the section Best Foods for Nails.

Apple and Onion Soup

Onions are rich in sulphur, a mineral that is found in all cells of the human body and that is particularly abundant in our hair, skin, and nails. Sulfur is often referred to as "nature's beauty mineral" because of its capability to help prevent brittle hair and nails.
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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup

Although small in size, green peas are huge in terms of nutritional value. They are also a great food to add to your diet, for example in the form of this delicious soup, if you want to boost the health of your nails. Peas pack a protein punch, which is thought to speed up the rate of nail growth, but they also contain iron, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. The wonderfully vibrant watercress leaves add extra vitamin C as well as a nice peppery bite to this soup.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettle—which is the key ingredient in this beautiful green soup—is one of the best sources of iron in the plant kingdom, providing more than four times the iron found in spinach. A chronic iron deficiency can cause brittle or deformed nails. Also the yoghurt in this soup adds to the nail health promoting qualities of this dish as it is rich in vitamin B12 and zinc, both of which are crucial for healthy nails.
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Carrot, Tomato and Lentil Soup

Carrots supply a good amount of beta-carotene which helps promote nail health due to its role as a precursor to vitamin A. But the nail health benefits of this soup do not end there: the lentils in this dish provide an abundance of nail health boosting amino acids and B vitamins.
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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe pairs beets with carrots to create an impeccable weapon for fighting brittle nails. Beets are an excellent vegetable source of iron, a mineral that helps prevent dry nails, washboard ridges, and upturned nails (as opposed to nails with a downward curve). Carrots on the other hand are rich in vitamin C which is known to increase iron absorption from foods.
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Barley Soup with Beans and Basil

Beans pack a protein punch to promote nails growth, but they are also a great source of nail friendly vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, and biotin. Supplementation with biotin has been shown to significantly increase nail plate thickness and to reduce nails' tendency to split.
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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Tomatoes, the key ingredient in this pleasantly tangy soup, are rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, and iron, all of which help keep nails strong.
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Spinach Soup with Boiled Eggs

This delicious, vibrant green spinach soup is brimming vitamin C and vitamin E, two key vitamins for healthy nails. Thanks to the boiled egg, it also delivers plenty of high quality protein which is crucial for strong, healthy nails.
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Chicken Soup with Rice and Green Peas

Chicken and green peas pack a protein punch. Protein is thought to improve nail strength and speed up the rate of nail growth. This savory soup is also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, both of which are important if you want to have strong, healthy nails.
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