Best Foods for Healthy Hair

Eating right is a fundamental part of maintaining healthy hair.  In many ways your hair health is a reflection of your own personal health. Following a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can really make a difference in how your hair looks and feels.  Similarly, bad habits like smoking, drinking excessively, and not getting enough sleep can make your hair dull, brittle and less shiny.  Here are some food to add to your diet to improve your hair. 

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Probiotics: Did you know inflammation can interfere with hair health? Eating more foods with probiotics (think Greek plain yogurt), to fight this and keep your hair healthy. 

Vitamin D: A vitamin D deficiency could be causing your hair to thin. Eat salmon, tuna, and other sources from dairy like milk and yogurt. 

Iron:  Eat dark leafy greens and lean meats like chicken and turkey for more iron. Plant-based foods like lentils, beans and tofu also work. This is a direct link to female pattern hair loss, according to Korean researchers. 

Healthy fats and antioxidants. One of the best sources of antioxidants are blueberries and other berries. This helps fight inflammation can keep your hair thick. Healthy fats such as avocados, raw nuts and olive oil also help. 

Protein: Not only does turkey bacon or plain Greek yogurt help keep you full, but it also works on your hair health. If you aren't getting enough protein, this may signal your body to shut down hair growth.