10 Foods for Stronger Nails and Thicker Hair
Whey Protein - Your hair needs protein to produce keratin, the proteins that make hair strong, Red Meat - A juicy steak is loaded with protein, and it also has another nutrient that's important for hair and nail health: iron. Blueberries - Antioxidants help protect your body's cells against free radical damage. Almonds - Not only are almonds a good source of protein, they're loaded with magnesium, which helps maintain healthy hair and nails. Beer - Beer is one of the richest sources of silicon in the average diet. Silicon is a trace mineral thought to increase circulation to the scalp, which is good news for hair growth. Oysters - Zinc is needed for many biological processes, including making proteins like those in your hair and nails. Milk - More research still needs to be done, but some studies suggest a link between vitamin D and hair loss. Eggs - Eggs are a good source of protein and contain some vitamin D, and they also have biotin. Biotin, a B-complex vitamin, may play a role in the development of keratin. Salmon - Salmon is a good source of biotin and protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, and promote healthy, moisturized skin. Brazil nuts - Just six to eight Brazil nuts meet almost 800% of your recommended daily value, of selenium (a trace element linked to protection against oxidative stress), which can cause sparse hair growth.