Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Best Foods for Healthy Hair

Protein - Low quantities of protein can lead to weak, brittle hair or a loss of hair color.

Zinc - Some research indicates that this mineral can affect levels of androgens, hormones that are associated with hair loss. Good sources would be oysters, nuts, beans, beef and lamb.

Water - Hair is one-quarter water.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids - They are known to support scalp health.

Lignans - In a 6-month pilot study, Taiwanese scientists discovered that lignans (disease-fighting compounds found in flaxseed) may help slow hair loss. Nine out of ten men in the study reported modest to much improvement in the number of hairs shed daily.

Vitamin C - This helps your body absorb iron, so a deficiency can make hair dry and weak. You like that in enough from your diet, as long as you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. Sources can be broccoli, leafy greens, citrus, green peppers, strawberries.

Source: Men's Health

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