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If you want longer, stronger Hair & Nails: EAT THIS!

This article will actually mix nutrition and beauty together.

The growth (and health) of our hair and nails depends a lot on what we eat.

Therefore, before rushing to the store and trying to find which cosmetic brand might be good for your hair, look at your diet. It plays a major role in the strength of our hair and nails.

Plus, here in Toronto, our winter season is so long and dry that your hair and nails will break easily if you are not careful.

I heard there are some kind of pills (supplements) out there that are supposed to make your hair grow.

However, I am NOT a fan of those.

I respect people's choice though.

1) salmon (and also sardines and Tuna) because they are a good source of Omega-3.

- a good quality smoked salmon costs me $12.99 at the store

- Tuna and sardines $1.99

2) avocado: a good source of vitamin E

right now the price range at the store is between $1.99-$2.49

3) eggs: source of proteins and biotin

a box of 6 cost $2.49 at the store right now

4) oatmeal: oats are a good source of fibre, zinc, iron, omega-6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids

a pack of oatmeal will cost between $2.99-$3.79

5) bananas: rich in potassium

when I buy a hand of bananas, it costs between $1.30-$1.50

6) berries like strawberries and blueberries: a good source of Vitamin C.

A lack of vitamin C leads to fragile hair and dandruff. The fruit also has a compound called silica that prevent alopecia.

Folic acid, vitamins B5 and B6 contained in berries also prevent hair loss.

a box of strawberries and blueberries at the store will be between $4.99-$5.99.

I usually have them when I am eating oatmeal.

7) Cantaloupe Melon: a good source of vitamin A,B and C.

now the price will vary depending on the season.

Marie-Madeleine Mbong

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