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19 March 2019
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

Any woman who longs for beautiful, healthy-looking locks knows dealing with hair problems of any kind can be a nightmare. Even with quality shampoos, hair treatments, and heat protectants at your disposal, your strands can still be left with common hair concerns like dryness, breakage, and damage.

If you’re on a mission to achieve the best looking mane possible, we have a secret to share: Your lifestyle, including what you eat, could play a role not only in the health of your body but also the look of your hair. Whether you have naturally dark brown hair or color-treated ash blonde locks, it’s important to maintain a diet with healthy foods. After all, beauty does come from within!

Wondering which foods you should consider adding to your healthy lifestyle? Grab your pen and paper. These are eight of our favorite super foods you’re going to want to add to your grocery list. Your stylist (and your hair) will thank you.

Our Favorite Foods For A Well-Nourished Body

Avocados

If your morning scroll through Instagram is all snapshots of avocado toast, you’ll be excited to learn that avocado is more than just an aesthetically-pleasing snack. Avocado is packed with vitamin C, an antioxidant which is known to play a role in helping to create collagen in the body. It is also known to have antioxidant properties.

We recommend skipping the DIY avocado hair mask and opting to eat more of the delicious fruit instead.

 

Eggs

How exactly does your morning omelet benefit you? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, some studies suggest that a lack of protein in your diet may be a contributing factor to hair loss. However, further research is needed to confirm some of these findings. Nonetheless eggs are high in protein and also contain biotin, a vitamin that’s been known to play a role in strengthening hair.

 

Almonds

High in protein, fiber, vitamin E, and biotin, almonds are the perfect on-the-go snack to help you get some of your daily vitamins and minerals.

 

Amla Berries

Already up to speed on the benefits of amla oil? Adding a serving or two of the fruit to your diet may do wonders for your body (and by extension, your mane). The sour berry, also known as the Indian gooseberry, is also commonly eaten to boost skin’s appearance and hair health due to its high concentration of vitamin C and antioxidant properties.

 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, an antioxidant that turns into vitamin A once digested. Baked, mashed, or roasted, you’ll want to incorporate the versatile veggie into your diet ASAP!

 

Cinnamon

We love cinnamon for more than just the sweet aroma and flavor it adds to our morning cup of joe. The delicious spice contains antioxidants, potassium, and calcium—all of which can help contribute to a healthier body!

 

Spinach

Like salt and pepper, leafy greens and a well-balanced diet go hand-in-hand. Superfood veggies like spinach pack a serious nutritional punch for your body and in turn your strands—containing nutrients such as iron, vitamin A, and vitamin B, and potassium (to name a few).

 

Tangerines

Citrus fruits may be the key to healthy hair—don’t believe us? Well, for starters, they’re packed with vitamin C, which works as an antioxidant to help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, UV rays, and sun exposure. If you’re looking for citrus to add to your meal plan, opt for tangerines. One serving of the flavorful fruit contains 23.5 milligrams of vitamin C.

Now you have our ultimate grocery list to start supporting a healthy lifestyle.

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