Shiny hair and strong nails. They’re qualities many of us strive for, but hair masks and nail serums can only do so much.Get tougher nails and thicker hair by filling up on these beauty-boosting foods.
We all the importance of biotin in our diet.
Biotin (a.k.a. vitamin H) can improve hair that is splitting or thinning as well as strengthen weakened nails.A deficiency in biotin may result in brittle hair or even hair loss.
Foods to Try: Bananas, beans, cauliflower, eggs, lentils, peanuts and salmon
Omega 3 fatty acids
To get shinier hair, introduce more omega-3s into your diet, which “help support scalp health and may give your locks extra luster and shine,
Foods to Try: Eggs, flaxseed, fish oil, mackerel, salmon, sardines, spinach, tuna and walnuts.
Protein intake is important for many reasons, notably when it comes to hair and nails. Both “are made of structural proteins known as keratin, so adequate dietary protein is important for providing the building blocks for growing strong hair and nails,
Foods to Try: Chicken, eggs, lean red meats, lowfat dairy, nuts, seafood, soybeans and whole grains.
“Vitamin A helps produce a conditioning substance for the scalp known as sebum, which keeps hair looking and feeling healthy,”
Foods to Try: Apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, Cheddar cheese, egg yolks, mangoes, oatmeal, spinach and sweet potatoes.
Zinc is a component of hundreds of enzymes in the body, some of which regulate the body’s ability to make new proteins that will become building blocks of healthy hair and nails
Foods to Try: Cashews, green beans, lean beef, lobster, oysters and soybeans.
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