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The Healthy Hair Diet

The wrong diet can lead to a dry, flaky scalp and weak, brittle hair. On the other hand, a well-considered and balanced diet can strengthen hair and scalp, leaving it looking and feeling better.
But what does that diet look like?
Healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp/
Hair is made of proteins. Without enough protein, your hair becomes brittle and weak. Keep it strong by eating any of the following: chicken, turkey, fish, dairy, eggs, legumes (such as beans and peas, nuts
Iron is also crucially important. A lack of iron is a major cause of hair loss..
To make sure you’re getting enough iron, make sure you’re eating:
animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish, or
lentils, spinach and other leafy greens
To prevent dryness, look for essential fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6. These can be found in
some seeds and nuts (like walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds)
enriched breads and pastas
Your hair and scalp also need vitamins. Many of these vitamins need to come from the food we eat, because our bodies can’t produce them- like the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E.
Luckily, many types of nuts, fruits and vegetables are abundant sources of these nutrients.
Finally, for the scalp, zinc and selenium are required. Deficiencies in either can result in hair loss or decreased hair growth.
Selenium also provides antioxidant protection for your skin.
In order to get your daily dose of zinc and selenium, look for fortified cereals, lentils, as well as beef and eggs.
So, Healthy hair needs healthy diet!