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Snack Foods for Healthy Hair

Erika Sherwood - Friday, March 14, 2014
Blueberries - snack food for healthy hair

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of snacking. Snack foods boost my mood, keep my stomach happy and in general are just a great way to break up the day.  And because healthy hair starts from within, there are some snacks that serve a purpose way beyond a mid-day distraction - They can actually contribute to the health of your hair.

Snack Foods for Healthy Hair

Here’s a list of hair-friendly foods that make snacking your way to healthy hair super easy (and delicious):

Blueberries – Blueberries are antioxidant-rich and full of biotin – two things your hair loves. Antioxidants keep hair and scalp cells healthy while protecting hair follicles from harm. Biotin is an essential hair vitamin because it’s said to increase the hair’s elasticity and prevent breakage.

Kiwi Kiwis are also antioxidant rich and like other citrus fruits, are high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps form collagen on the hair follicle. Strong collagen keeps the strands protected and healthy which in turn promotes optimal growth.

Carrots The beta-carotene in carrots turns into Vitamin A, a vitamin that every cell in your body needs. Vitamin A is also known to produce essential scalp oils, keeping it moisturized and healthy.

Cashews – Cashews are full of biotin and Iron. Iron transfers oxygen to the hair follicle which is essential for healthy hair growth.

Yogurt – Yogurt is full of vitamins that are great for hair health.  Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is said to aid in scalp and follicle health.  Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is known to strengthen the hair follicle and can help clear the scalp of dead skin cells.

If this list of snack foods doesn’t tempt your taste buds, there are plenty of options that include the vitamins and nutrients mentioned. On top of choosing the right foods to eat (or snack on), there are ways to make sure that your body and follicles get what they need to create the healthiest hair possible.

Cell Therapy – with Cell Therapy and other Ovation products, you can directly expose your scalp and hair to the nutrients they need. Cell Therapy contains proteins, biotin and other vitamins that create thicker, stronger, longer – healthy hair.

Multivitamins – Another way to ensure you’re getting what you need internally is to take a daily multivitamin.  The Ovation multivitamin was created to not only provide your body with essential vitamins, but also includes vitamins and plant extracts that are especially known for their benefits to the hair and scalp. Whether it’s feeding your body or nourishing the follicle itself, your hair thrives when it’s properly fed. Go ahead, get your snack on and enjoy healthy hair! Emily

Sources: Huffingtonpost.com, Livestrong.com, Foodmatters.tv, Webmd.com

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