Eat Avocados and Eggs for Amazing Hair and Nails

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Standing in the aisle of skin care products at the store can be dizzying. Row upon row of products claim to make your skin healthy, youthful, and glowing. Then you have hair products. 

There are thousands of hair care products out there that claim to make your hair stronger and healthier. What if I told you that these products aren’t actually giving your hair any nutrients? If you want better-looking, healthy hair, nails, and skin—you need to start consuming avocados and eggs. These healthy fats are packed with vitamins and minerals that will promote a healthy body inside and out.

In this article, I will cover:

  • Topical Hair Remedies Aren’t Giving Your Hair Nutrients

  • What You Should Do for Healthy Hair, Nails, and Skin

  • Why Avocados and Eggs Promote Amazing Hair, Nails, and Skin

  • Key Takeaways—Avocados and Eggs

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Topical Hair Remedies Aren’t Giving Your Hair Nutrients

Avocados and eggs have many different, interesting properties that support healthy hair, nails, and skin. While many home remedies suggest you mash up this mixture and coat your hair with it, that’s not where we’re headed. Spreading a messy mixture of avocados and eggs on your hair, for example, may make it shiny and may potentially give your scalp some antioxidants—but it’s not going to do much else. It’s not going to directly give your hair any nutrients.

Your hair, which I’m sure is very nice, is dead. It’s a dead protein. So, the nutrients from topical remedies are not going to leak in and be absorbed into your hair in any way. It also won’t go into the scalp and be reabsorbed into nutrients either. Unfortunately, that’s just not how these things work.

These oils and topical remedies can’t provide nutrients directly to the hair because the hair protein is dead. But what you consume is a different story. The things you eat could significantly impact your hair, nails, and skin.

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What You Should Do for Healthy Hair, Nails, and Skin

If you want healthy hair, skin, and nails, stop focusing on what you’re putting on the outside of your body. It may be much more beneficial to focus on what you’re putting inside of your body. I would highly suggest consuming healthy fats. Avocados and eggs with yolk are two very healthy food products that help generate really good hair and really nice skin and nails.

When you’re trying to support your hair and skin, the last thing you would want to do is go on a low-fat diet. Your skin actually has a very important fat layer to it. The type of diet you would want to be on is the Healthy Keto® diet. The Healthy Keto diet is a low-carb, medium-protein, high-fat diet that puts a special focus on high-quality, nutrient-dense foods and getting plenty of vegetables.

The Healthy Keto diet has amazing benefits that extend far beyond supporting healthy hair, nails, and skin. Intermittent fasting also has incredible benefits, including anti-aging benefits that will help keep your skin looking youthful. Healthy Keto combined with intermittent fasting is a strategy that has helped people all over the world get healthy and lose weight. Great hair, nails, and skin are just a bonus!

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Why Avocados and Eggs Promote Amazing Hair, Nails, and Skin

Avocados and eggs are perfect foods to consume to promote strong, beautiful, healthy hair and nails, as well as glowing skin. Essentially, avocados and eggs are so fantastic because they’re loaded with healthy fats and packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and many more benefits.

Some people worry about consuming foods that are higher in fat, like avocados and egg yolks. A big part of the reason people are scared of these foods has to do with cholesterol.

Egg yolks will increase your cholesterol—your GOOD cholesterol. Foods that are high in fat are very misunderstood, and there are so many confusing myths about these foods. What you really need to know is that there are bad fats, and there are good fats, and good fats can be extremely beneficial.

Let’s dive further into some of the specific benefits of these fantastic food remedies.


Avocados are loaded with carotenoids. Carotenoids are fat-soluble phytonutrients. The healthy fats in avocados will help you absorb carotenoids much better.

Avocados, combined with eggs, will increase your absorption even more. Carotenoids are also a pre-vitamin A. The healthy fats will help you convert the pre-vitamin A into the active form of vitamin A called retinol. Avocados have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to support a healthy body. They also have a lot of monounsaturated fats as well as phytosterols.

Avocados are also packed with:

  • Vitamin B5

  • Vitamin B6

  • Copper

  • Folate

  • Vitamin K

  • Magnesium

  • Biotin

  • Vitamin E

  • Vitamin C


When you consume eggs with the yolks, you’re getting straight retinol, the active form of vitamin A.

Eggs have the highest-quality protein of almost any protein (excluding breastmilk), which is why I eat 4 eggs a day! Eggs are embryos, so they have a lot of additional factors that support your health that go beyond just amino acids. But, the amino acids in eggs can help replace body tissue more than any protein sources like soy, meat, fish, and cheese.

Eggs also have pretty much all the vitamins except vitamin C, which you can get from avocados. They’re also loaded with minerals, trace minerals, and essential fatty acids. All of these things not only support healthy hair, nails, and skin but also a healthy body in general.

Eggs are also packed with:

  • Phospholipids

  • Vitamin D

  • Vitamin E

  • Carotenoids

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Key Takeaways—Avocados and Eggs

The combination of avocados and eggs, in addition to being on the Healthy Keto diet and doing intermittent fasting, can result in really nice hair and nails as well as beautiful skin. People who are afraid of consuming these healthy fats could be missing out on a ton of amazing potential health benefits for the whole body.

Topical remedies for hair, skin, and nails aren’t going to cut it. You’re not going to absorb any nutrients from these types of remedies. But, what can have extensive benefits is consuming foods high in healthy fats—especially avocados and eggs. Forget the pricey commercial products and messy topical remedies, and consider including these foods in your diet. See what they can do for you.

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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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