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Best Foods for Beautiful Hair

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"Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet," says New York nutritionist Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet. Lisa Drayer is absolutely right here regarding hair and diet balance.

Another New York City dermatologist Cybele Fishman, MD further says, "just one week with a poor diet can yield acne flare-ups or dry, sallow skin within days, but with hair, it can take a few months for a nutritional deficiency or the effects of a crash diet to show up." The diet you are on today could help strengthen the hair follicle for longer periods. "Healthier follicles? Healthier hair. Healthier scalp? Healthier hair!" Drayer says.

Following article will further tell you about the perfect diet and nutrients for keeping hair seamless and fine looking, forever.


Rich in protein and vitamin D, Salmon has also the strength of omega-3 fatty acids which are best for hair. Basically human body can't make these fatty acids which are considered best to grow hair.


Walnuts have also substantial amount of omega-3 fatty acids. You can also find biotin and vitamin E, in walnuts that helps hair grow stronger and longer. These nuts also provide great help protecting cells from DNA damage.


Oysters have high amount of zinc, providing great help in hair loss along with dry, flaky scalp. Only even three ounces has a 493% of your daily value. "Remember, hair is about 97% protein," Drayer says.

Sweet Potatoes: 

Sweet potatoes have large amount of antioxidant beta carotene and considered best to grow hair. "Basically, every cell of the body cannot function without enough A," Fishman says. It provides assistance to protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp.


A substantial source of protein, eggs have minerals like zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is particularly significant, as it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles.


Perfect fruit to get vitamin C essentials. "It's hard to top this nutrient superhero," Drayer says. Vitamin C is significant in blood circulation to the scalp and upkeeps the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles.


A great source to get protein. Its moderate use helps hair grow longer and remain healthy. Along with protein, poultry has other important constituents like zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. "Foods rich in protein are literally giving you the building blocks for hair," Drayer says.

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