Top Foods for Healthy Hair

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Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and iron.
Dark green vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Beans are a great source of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin.
Nuts contain zinc.
Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.
Eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find.
Whole grain oats provide a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
Oysters owe their hair-boosting abilities is zinc -- a powerful antioxidant.
Low-fat dairy products including milk, yogurt and cottage cheese are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.
Dietary supplements often marketed to thicken hair or make it grow faster may backfire.
In addition to stunting hair growth and leading to dullness, super-low calorie plans may even cause hair loss.
A balanced diet will help keep hair healthy.

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Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on Saturday, November 01, 2014

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