This is a guest article written by Manilyn Moreno. Though not about heart health it discusses foods that are recommended for heart health.

How you look does so much in making you feel great. Hair is one part of the body that people often notice at the first sight. Keeping your hair thick, healthy, and shiny takes more than washing and conditioning it. The right diet also plays a significant role on making sure that you’ll have that locks, waves, curls, and bangs to everyone’s envy. Now, what should you do?

Here’s what we suggest:

According to Marianne Magno, writer at Fitness Magazine, blueberries are known for their rich antioxidant properties that help fight ageing and deterioration. Studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ranked blueberries as the number one among the 40 common fruits and vegetables that strengthen the hair and prevent it from falling out. So how much should you eat? Around half cup a day is enough.

Lean, red meat
Iron deficiency is one reason women experience excessive hair loss, reports the Cleveland Clinic. Treating iron deficiency by consuming a hearty serving of lean, red meat is one effective remedy to boost hair growth. Turkey, whole grains, dried fruits, and eggs, are also excellent sources.

According to Brittany Resher, who writes for Men’s Health,, flaxseed is rich in lignans, a disease-fighting compound that fights, prevents and slows down hair loss. According to a recent study in Taiwan, 9 out of 10 men who consumed 1 tbsp of flaxseed every day for six months revealed signs of improvement on the number of hairs shed daily.

Orange and Lemon
Vitamin C, present in orange and lemon, as well as other citrus fruits, supplies the body with sufficient amounts of non-heme iron. This is a type of iron present in vegetables. That is why hair loss patients are advised to consume iron-rich vegetables, as well as foods rich in vitamin C. According to Today Health, vitamin C also improves the body’s collagen level.

Collagen is a type of fiber essential in holding the body together and keeping its integrity intact. Hair follicles, blood vessels, and skin all need collagen to remain healthy and good looking. Aside from citrus, fruits like guava, grapefruit, berries, pineapple, and papayas, as well as vegetables like broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts, could supplement the body’s Vitamin C and collagen supply.

Bananas, Beer, Oats, And Raisins
These fruits are rich in silica, a mineral needed to keep the hair thick, durable, and strong. Although beer is rich in silica, refrain from drinking more than what is advised—no more than a bottle a day for women and two for men.

Studies conducted by the Ohio State University reveal that retinoid, found in pig liver and an essential component of Vitamin A, is an important nutrient that boosts healthy hair growth. Retinoid boosts the growth of hair follicle while strengthening the hair shaft to make it more flexible. A rich dose of vitamin A is also present in pate, ghee or clear butter, eggs and cream. Likewise, certain vegetables with beta-carotene also supply the body with vitamin A. Fruits and
veggies like fresh carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, boiled curly kale, mangoes and apricots, as well as spices, including red pepper, cayenne, paprika and chili powder, are also high in vitamin A. Consuming a generous serving of these foods every day will do so much to replenish the body’s supply vitamin A for a luscious and thick hair.

So get set on your way to wellness with that long healthy hair! These foods will surely keep you on the go, while keeping your hair glowing and growing.

This is a guest article written by Manilyn Moreno. She has written articles covering tips on healthy-eating and wellness. She is also a contributing author to the blog of a catering software company.

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