Juicing for Hangnails

by Melissa West on September 12, 2013

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Hangnail Remedy


Juicing-for-HangnailsLast time my esthetician Christine was here doing her nails she mentioned that she had unusually high number of hangnails. I said that I remembered reading in a nutrition book that I had read that hangnails are sometimes due to a nutritional deficiency and that I would look it up for her and create a juice. Turns out hangnails are due to zinc deficiency. They can also be due to a deficiency in vitamin C, folic acid, and proteins.

Zinc is important for building protein in your body and creating DNA. (spinach, nappa cabbage)

Folic acid is important for cellular growth and regeneration. (dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, beets, celery, carrots).

Vitamin C (oranges, grapefruit)

Juice Recipe for Hangnails:

2 cups Spinach
1 grapefruit
1 large beet

 

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