The best foods for healthy hair

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Writer Brittany Risher shares the best foods and sources for healthy hair. Combine these tips with regular exercise for healthy hair and body!

  • Protein – for muscle-building and healthy hair (sources: chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, etc.)
  • Iron – low levels can lead to baldness (sources: lean red meat, egg yolks, turkey, whole grains, etc.)
  • Zinc – minimizes shedding (sources: oysters, nuts, beans, lamb, beef, etc.)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids – anti-dry scalp and hair (sources: salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, walnuts, flaxseeds, etc.)
  • Lignans – disease-fighting compounds and may slow hair loss (sources: flaxseed’s shell)
  • Water – prevents dry hair
  • Vitamin C – helps absorb iron (sources: variety of fruits and vegetables)
  • Biotin – helps promote thick hair and strong nails (Sources: brown rice, legumes, lentils, eggs, etc.)

 

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About erik

Erik is a senior technician at Rahal. He is bilingual (English and French) and enjoys weight lifting after a long day of working and studying. Erik has a passion for anything health and science and loves to share his knowledge with patients.

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