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Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

July 29, 2015

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When it comes to healthy hair, it isn’t just what you put on your hair that counts; it is also what you put in your body that makes a difference. Better-looking hair can start at your next meal. Just like the rest of your body vibrant hair depends on a balanced diet. By eating the following 10 foods you will be giving your hair the attention it needs:

1. Salmon

Salmon is not only rich in protein and vitamin D, keys to strong hair, but the omega-3 fatty acids found in this fish will keep in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.

2. Walnuts

Similarly to salmon, walnuts also have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being rich in biotin and vitamin E.  Walnuts will help keep your natural hair color rich and lustrous.

3. Oysters

Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to a dry, flaky scalp as well as hair loss.

4. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body turns into vitamin A. Vitamin A helps protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp.

5. Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein and are loaded with zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. All key minerals that help cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles.

6. Spinach

Spinach contains iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C keys to keeping hair follicles healthy and oils circulating to the scalp.

7. Lentils

Lentils are full of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, making it a great staple for vegetarian, vegans, and meat eaters.

8. Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is high in hair-friendly proteins vitamin B5 and vitamin D. In fact, research links vitamin D to hair follicle health.

9. Blueberries

Blueberries are considered a hair super fruit, full of vitamin C a key nutrient critical for circulation to the scalp.

10. Poultry

Not only a great protein, poultry keeps hair strong with its zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

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