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How Eating Salmon Can Help With Hair Loss, According to Dietitians

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Whether you keep your hair in a cute pixie cut, long, flowing locks or natural curls or coils, you likely want it to stay as lush and healthy as possible. Now, your hair growth and thickness are not entirely in your control — stress, genetics, environmental factors and more. But one thing you can take control of is how you nourish your strands, by choosing foods filled with the vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks of healthy hair (you may also want to visit a dermatologist to see if there are any medical issues, and discuss the best products to use or avoid with your hairstylist). Keep in mind that fluctuating hormones due to pregnancy or menopause can also change the texture of your hair, and how much you lose in the shower every morning.

But

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The 10 Best Healthy Fat Foods You Can Eat

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Many health-conscious individuals are confused about the role of dietary fat in their diet. Ever since the low-fat craze of the 80s and 90s, many Americans think the best way to reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity is to follow a low-fat diet. This is because the overall thinking of that time was that fat was more calorically dense than either carbs or protein, so it made sense it would lead to weight gain and heart disease. That’s why so many individuals opted for fat-free cookies (SnackWells, anyone?) and sugary gummies instead of wholesome foods with fat like nuts, seeds, and full-fat dairy products. The problem? As it turns out, there wasn’t sufficient scientific evidence to support a low-fat diet for health and longevity.

Fast-forward several decades and health professionals all agree that it’s the type of fat—not the amount of fat—that matters for

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10 Important Foods That Support Hair Growth, Strength, and Health

You won’t grow Rapunzel locks overnight, but eating a nutrient-rich diet is a key habit for healthy hair.

Who doesn’t want strong, healthy, vibrant hair? But luscious, thriving locks can be more difficult for some people to achieve based on a variety of factors including age, genetics, and certain medical conditions. There is certainly a plethora of topical hair products and supplements available to encourage hair growth, or to reduce hair loss or thinning, but many work with only varying success (or are straight-up untrustworthy).

But the more holistic solution is to adopt some healthy lifestyle habits that help hair grow strong and healthy—including eating foods rich in key, hair-loving nutrients.

While we can’t control many of the elements at play when it comes to our hair growth, we can control which foods we order, snack on, and cook with. By making intentional nutritional choices, we can promote healthier hair,

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The #1 Food To Eat To Support Your Memory, According to Brain Health Experts

While we certainly can’t control everything that happens to our physical and mental health, science is clear that there is a connection between what we eat and brain health. Certain foods are linked to supporting brain health while other foods are linked to increasing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. This is especially timely to consider due to the fact that the number of people in the U.S. who are living with dementia is on the rise. (Part of this is because we’re living longer these days.) In the U.S., 22 percent of adults ages 85 to 89 have dementia and 33 percent of adults aged 90 or older have been diagnosed.

However, eating in a way that supports memory is actually easier than you may think. There are thousands and thousands of foods packed with nutrients that support brain health. Not sure where to start? Keep

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Does your diet have enough healthy fat? Here’s how to make sure

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Fat and food: When we hear those words together, we typically think bad things.

However, Sentara Healthcare Registered Dietitian Ashley Moody says eating fat can be good for us.

“When we think about good fats, we often think about monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids,” said Ashley. “All you need to know is that these are fatty acids. When we ingest them, when we eat them, they’re so essential! We need them, that’s why they’re called ‘essential fatty acids.'”

To show our options and see how easy it is to add healthy fats into our routine, Ashley and I worked on making a good, fat-friendly salad. We started off with some spinach and included the basics: carrots, broccoli and tomatoes.

Then, we added the good fat ingredients. Ashley gave me kudos for selecting unsalted almonds.

“You’ve made the healthiest choice,” she said.

Ashley said

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