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Want to Make Your Hair Shine? Eat These Foods

Daily Health Tips update for August 22:

Eat your way to shiny, naturally healthy hair by giving it the nutrients it needs. Here is a list of foods that can help your mane shine.

  • Asparagus—a source of folic acid that helps the body utilize protein, which encourages hair growth
  • Garbanzo beans—deliver protein, which strengthens hair strands, along with trace minerals
  • Lentils—iron brings oxygen to hair, promoting growth and fullness, and lentils are an ideal source of this mineral
  • Hops—popular in the beer-making process, hops contain silica which forties and strengthens hair
  • Tomatoes—feature lycopene, an antioxidant that helps maintain levels of collagen
  • Hemp Protein Powder—essential fatty acids in an optimal omega-6 and omega-3 ratio to nourish hair are found in hemp protein
  • Raw HoneyAvocado—high in vitamins B and E, avocados can help promote hair growth, maintain a healthy scalp and moisturize strands
  • Blueberries—a great source of antioxidants which help keep hair healthy and vibrant
  • Raw Honey—a sweet, delicious treat, honey is a humectant which helps your body hold on to water molecules, resulting in moisturized hair
  • Cilantro—it purifies the body by helping it get rid of toxic metals that can cause dull strands
  • Aloe—already a popular skin nutrient, it also stimulates hair growth and helps the body absorb nutrients needed for shiny, beautiful hair

Source: Real Beauty

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