How are those New Year’s resolutions going? It’s only four days into 2010, so hopefully the plans for a better lifestyle are still intact. If part of your new decade includes shaping up your diet (or um, looking hotter), then here’s a list you’ll be interested in. Of course we all know what you put in your mouth does more than simply sate you hunger-wise, but did you know that certain foods may actually make your hair shinier and healthier? Instead of ingesting capsule vitamins to meet your daily needs, get your fill of vitamins A, C, protein, omega-3 fatty acid, and alpha-linolenic acid with these foods and even Jennifer Aniston will have hair envy. Read on for your grocery list: Keep reading »
Ever heard of Biotin? It’s a B-complex vitamin that you probably already have in your system as it’s found in lots of foods including milk, tomatoes, soybeans, carrots … the list goes on. To get all scientific on you for a second, Biotin helps to metabolize amino acids and is also necessary for cell growth. And according to skin guru Mario Badescu’s blog, it also “increases the size of the hair’s cortex to prevent breakage, thickens the cuticle, increases the size of the hair shaft and promotes growth.” It’s believed by some that taking oral supplements can give you fuller hair and stronger nails. Is there truth to the claims?
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Whenever I eat watermelon, I feel like I’m not really eating anything — watermelon is the fruit equivalent of celery. But nutrition experts say that the juicy fruit has tons of Vitamin A and C, as well as lycopene, an antioxidant that might help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. Oh, and spitting seeds helps develop muscles in your lips. (I made up the last one, but it seems like it could be true, doesn’t it?) [Newswise] Keep reading »