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You Are What You Eat

By May 24, 2013 No Comments
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You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

When summer hits and it’s time to show more flesh, people start hitting the gym, dieting, and generally becoming more health-conscious.

But your body isn’t the only thing that benefits from healthy decisions. The old saying ” you are what you eat” is also true for your hair.

Earlier this week, a client asked me what he should be eating to make his hair grow healthier. I usually recommend biotin supplement pills, but to find specific foods, I turned to the trusty ol’ internet. Here’s what I found out, in a top-ten list!

1. Salmon. It’s rich in protein and vitamin D — both key for strong hair. Remember that your hair is mostly made of protein. Foods high in protein are going to be the foundation for strong healthy hair.

2. Walnuts are full of vitamin E and biotin. Great for preventing hair loss.

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My favorite!

My favorite!

3. Oysters (my favorite) contain high amounts of zinc, another hair-loss preventative.

4. Sweet potato contains the antioxidant beta carotene, which turns into vitamin A. Without enough Vitamin A the body can’t function (and can’t grow healthy hair).

5. Eggs are an amazing source of protein. They also contain iron. Low iron is yet another reason for hair loss.

6.  Spinach is high in vitamin C, which helps keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.

7. Lentils are packed with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin.

8. Greek yogurt contains B5 and vitamin D.

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Yum!

Yum!

9. Blueberries contain vitamin C which is crucial¬† for circulation to the scalp and it supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Not enough vitamin C in one’s diet can cause hair breakage.

10. Poultry is a fantastic source of protein and contains zinc, iron, and vitamin B.

That’s it! You now have permission to chow down to obtain the beautiful hair you’ve been wanting!

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