This is is what you need to be getting out of food for the sake of your hair:
Rich in proteins, vitamin D, B12, iron and omega-3 fatty acids.
Not a fan of salmon, like me? Great alternatives: trout, mackerel, sardines, herring, avocados.
Rich in iron, beta carotene, folate and vitamin C.
Alternatives: broccoli and other dark leafy greens, e.g. kale.
Rich in proteins, iron, zinc, and biotin
Alternatives: red kidney beans, edamame.
Rich in vitamin B5 and vitamin D.
Alternatives: milk and cottage cheese.
Very rich in vitamin C.
Alternatives: kiwi, tomatoes and strawberries.
I hate them but apparently they are the only nuts that are rich in omega-3s! They're also rich in biotin, vitamin E & selenium.
Alternatives: cashews (my fav) and pecans.
Rich in zinc. Three ounces has a gob-smacking 493% of your daily zinc requirement.
Some cereals and wholegrain breads are fortified with zinc but obviously they're not as rich in proteins as oysters are.
Alternatives: nuts, beef and eggs.
Rich in beta carotene which is converted to vitamin-A.
Alternatives: carrots, cantaloupe, mangoes, pumpkin, apricots.
Rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene.
Rich in vitamin B6.
Rich in B-vitamins.
Also a great source of complex carbohydrates. You need the energy from complex carbs to build proteins.
Alternatives: other whole grains
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26/3/2013 03:07:30 am
Wow! Good one!
Heather @ Neno Natural
26/3/2013 10:00:14 pm
Thanks! Good to hear you're beyond the TWA!
26/3/2013 04:51:13 am
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Heather @ Neno Natural
26/3/2013 10:00:40 pm
30/3/2013 12:49:06 am
Very good information. I'm always in awww
30/3/2013 12:58:44 am
Love love this Post,am transitioning and I sure need this right now!thanks a lot.
13/6/2013 12:11:16 am
I have went natural this year and i love it
22/6/2013 11:37:41 am
Can u do my hair
31/8/2013 07:37:02 pm
Thanks Neno Naturals...I will try to include all( if not most) of these food items in my diet and give you an update :)
13/10/2013 10:03:18 pm
Wow!gud & helpful ideas to my hair.!
6/7/2014 06:38:14 pm
thanks for ur good information
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25/2/2015 04:23:28 am
Thanks Busayo :)
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5/3/2015 02:23:37 am
Thanks alot! Neno! very educative.
5/3/2015 06:44:37 am
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5/3/2015 12:30:37 pm
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