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Honestly, some people are blessed with good genetics of long locks and bashful eyelashes. However, for the majority of people luscious hair and healthy tips seem to yield in terms of growth – and healthy continuous growth for that matter. According to Harvard and Yale nutritionist Dr.Jayson Calton, strategic food choices can promote healthy hair growth.

In fact, dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D., often uses your nails as an indicator of overall health. Essentially, the fingernails will indicate if you are malnourished because your vital organs will absorb all the nutrients first.

Here are some foods that’ll take your beauty to a whole new level.


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1. Salmon

Essential omega-3-fatty acids are vital to brace a healthy scalp.

Bonus: Protein, Vitamin B-12, and Iron.


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2. Eggs

Eggs including the yolk are one of the best protein sources you’ll find on a budget. The hard part of the nail is actually made up of protein.

Bonus: Biotin, B-Vitamins, and Omega-3’s


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3. Sweet Potatoes

Loaded with beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A and is able to promote hair health at a cellular level.

Bonus: Potassium, protein


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4. Black Beans

Contains biotin (a vitamin B complex that metabolizes proteins). A lack of biotin will actually result in brittle hair, nails, and skin. It also decreases eyelash growth.

Other: Iron, Zinc, Protein


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5. Lentils

High in Iron, which means that this will improve the hair cycle of growth because it is bioavailable.

Bonus: Zinc, potassium, and protein


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6. Nuts

Source of selenium which activates healthy cultures in scalps and fingertips.

Bonus: Zinc, Iron, omega-3-fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid, and protein


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7. Oysters

Contains a powerful antioxidant called Zinc, which promotes clear skin, healthy and rich hair.

Bonus: Aphrodisiac


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8. Coconut Oil

Will enhance the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Bonus: Omega-3

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