Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eat Your Way to Gorgeous Hair

Did you know that you can EAT your way to gorgeous hair? Now, now, I don't mean chugging down your shampoo! That's dangerous!

If you're a busy-bee-momma, I'm sure you don't have time to blow-dry your hair to perfection everyday or tinker around with bottles of styling products.

But you can still make your hair look great on a daily basis by eating certain foods! And here's a HUGE plus: these foods will make your body healthy too!

I recently read from Yahoo! Health the following "superfoods" that would get you on your way to incredible hair (and a healthy bod):

Iron helps bolster hair growth. Find it in meat, shellfish, fortified grains and leafy greens.

Protein is the building block of every strand, but it can be high in fat. To keep your saturated fat intake low, opt for lean cuts of meat, mix light meat with dark, or choose seafood.

Biotin, B6 and B12
Biotin, B6 and B12 promote new growth within the follicles. Good sources include whole-grain breads, oatmeal, skim milk, lowfat cheese, eggs, salmon, nuts and nut butters.

Zinc strengthens natural oils that coat the hair shaft, creating shine. Feast on meat, nuts, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and yogurt.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps promote cell renewal in the scalp. Get your fill in the form of brightly colored fruits and veggies. Strawberries and kiwis are surprising super sources, as are raspberries, mangoes, oranges and red bell peppers.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is also a hair helper; look for it in apples, apricots and sweet potatoes.

Antioxidants found in herbs, dark chocolate and fresh berries promote a healthy scalp by sparking cell turnover.

You can read the rest of the article by clicking here. There's also breakfast, lunch and dinner menu suggestions there so don't miss out!

Got tips of your own? What's your beauty regimen for your hair? If you could have any celebrity's hair, whose would you choose?


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