Thursday, July 2, 2015

#1 Food for Healthy Hair

Salmon! It's the #1 Hair Superstar! Besides being rich in protein and vitamin D, both of which are essential to strong hair, the omega-3 fatty acids found in this delicious cold-water fish are the true hair superstar. Your body can't make these fatty acids, which your body needs to grow hair. About 3% of the hair shaft is made up of these fatty acids. Omega-3s are also found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.
Other good choices: Herring, sardines, trout, and mackerel, as well as avocado and pumpkin seeds contain these fatty acids.Vibrant, healthy hair depends on a balanced diet. It can take longer to notice good or bad changes in your hair than in your skin. Just eat fast food for a few days and you’ll notice the acne. However, it can take a few months for a nutritional deficiency or the effects of a crash diet to show up in the hair. The nutrients you eat today help fortify the hair follicle and the scalp that surrounds it.

Other "great for your hair" foods:  Walnuts, Oysters, Sweet Potatoes, Eggs, Spinach, Lentils, Greek Yogurt, Blueberries & Prunes.  You may not like every food on the list, but for beautiful hair (and an improved waist line) add those you do like to your daily food choices!

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