Food for Your Hair
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the Fairest of them all? What is your mirror answering? Experts say that what’s happening inside us, is reflected on the outside. “When you have skin and hair challenges, the body is letting you know it needs help,” says Lisa Petty, a holistic nutritionist and author of “Living Beauty.” Perk up your look with these healing foods.
Get more protein to fortify and promote growth.
Eat more: Beans, dairy products, eggs, fish, meat, and poultry. Iron helps bring oxygen into your scalp and boosts circulation.
Eat more: Asparagus, dried fruit, egg yolks, legumes, red meat, dark leafy greens, and whole grains. Omega-3s help prevent dryness and promote moisture.
Eat More: Flaxseeds, sardines, soybeans, walnuts, and wild salmon. To strengthen your cuticles and boost your hair’s elasticity get more Silica.
Eat More: Cabbage, celery, and steel-cut oats. Fight free-radical damage from the world around you with Vitamins A, C, and E.
Eat More: Carrots, dark leafy greens, and sweet potatoes (vitamin A); citrus, kiwi, and strawberries (vitamin C); almonds, avocados, nut oils, peanuts, and sunflower seeds (vitamin E).