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Foods That Help Hair, Skin and Nail Health

Our hair, skin and nails are some of our favorite features to primp when we're trying to look our best. That's why when something is off, we tend to notice it right away. In many cases, our bodies use our hair, skin and nails to signal when something is wrong, so keeping an eye out for any problems in these areas is a good way to monitor your overall health. Sometimes, a simple vitamin or nutrient deficiency is all that needs to be looked into. If you find yourself struggling to maintain a good diet that helps promote healthy hair, skin and nails, here are some foods to focus on when filling your plate.

Nuts

Not only are nuts an easy, convenient snack, but they're also full of nutrients like zinc, B vitamins and even essential fatty acids, all of which have been proven to help prevent hair loss and reduce inflammation and the risk of heart disease.

Berries

Do you love strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries? If so, your hair, skin and nails will be happy to know that you're helping keep them healthy and strong! Berries have amazing antioxidant properties and tons of vitamin C.

Greens

Dark leafy green such as spinach and kale and other greens like broccoli, watercress and collards are great for your overall health and even more so for your hair, skin and nails, They're full of vitamins such as A, B, C, E and K and are rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium. Aiming to eat a large portion of greens at each meal is a great way to stay healthy.

Eggs

Eggs are a versatile food that can be used for any meal of the day. They're also a great source of protein and biotin, which are both important in the growth of hair. In fact, lack of protein has been shown in studies to play a factor in hair loss.

Sometimes, when things go wrong with hair, skin and nails or you notice a drastic change, it could be a sign of hormone imbalance or another internal health problem. For more information on hair, skin and nail health or to schedule an appointment or phone consultation with Dr. Foster about your overall health, call us today at 760-670-3621.

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