Eating for Healthy Hair

A healthy diet equals healthy hair.
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A healthy diet equals healthy hair. (Image: martinak15 via Compfight cc)

Healthy looking hair is a sign of a healthy life. Studies have shown that certain deficits in iron, zinc, biotin, and protein can contribute to hair loss, says Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D.

If you have been wondering how to make your hair grow faster, or look better, next time you go to the grocery store, make sure you include these six foods.

1. Milk

Protein, calciumvitamin D, and biotin help make hair soft and touchable.

2. Eggs

Your hair is about 97% protein. So you need it. Eggs also are rich in biotin and iron.

3. Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acids can help strengthen hair, and make your scalp less flaky. Also rich in biotin, an essential B vitamin for hair and scalp health. 

4. Leafy greens

Are full of good-for-you Vitamin C and A. Vitamin C is important for the absorption of iron (that you’re getting from eggs), and Vitamin A supports hair growth.

5. Orange- and yellow-colored vegetables

They’re full of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which helps the body convert Vitamin A for healthier skin.

6. Water

It helps transport all those nutrients you need to your hair follicles and nail lunulae.

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