10 Foods for Stronger Nails and Thicker Hair

hair-nails 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.  

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My close family call me Mimi, you will too. A 53 year old black female with many thoughts and opinions. I am vocal and passionate. I was raised old school and am proud to know most children that I had any influence over are carrying on the right way. 'Please, Thank You, Yes Ma'am, No Sir'. Divorced a couple times and no children of my own. I have lived a full and diverse life. Well educated and very liberal a Baptist raised in the church. I hope my posts, information, and opinions in my blog inspire you to open up a conversation. Pass along the usually hidden unheard of and unknown facts of how life is being lived today. Welcome to my thoughts....
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